Carlo probable for tonight

MIKE ZEISBERGER -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 9:23 AM ET

Carlo Colaiacovo admits he did not "push it" yesterday.

But the young defenceman did skate during the Maple Leafs mid-day workout and plans on being in the lineup tonight for the huge tilt against the New York Islanders on Long Island.

"I didn't want to aggravate it, but it should be fine," said Colaiacovo.

"We'll test it out at the morning skate."

Colaiacovo suffered the injury to his lower right leg during the Leafs embarrassing 7-2 loss to the New York Rangers Sunday night.

Slump or no slump?

In his past 18 games, SidneyCrosby has 20 points.

In his past 18 games, Mats Sundin has 17 points.

Doesn't seem like much of a difference, does it?

Yet while Crosby is a candidate for MVP honours, critics claim Sundin is in a "slump" because he has scored just once in that period.

Forgotten in this so-called logic is the fact that Sundin's assists have helped pad the goal stats of linemates Nik Antropov and Alexei Ponikarovsky.

Nevertheless, Sundin yesterday agreed that he has been in a "slump."

"Goal scoring is a big part of my job and I'm not happy about (how things are going) along those lines," he said. "The biggest thing about goal scoring is that you can't think about it too much or you will never get out of it."

MILESTONE MAN

With a victory tonight, Andrew Raycroft will surpass Ed Belfour's franchise record for goaltender victories in a season.

Raycroft, who has 37 wins in 2006-07, would love to up that total by two, a scenario that would ensure the Leafs reach the post-season.

"I feel fresh and ready to go," he said. "If you can't have fun now, when can you have it?"

PAL HAL

Hal Gill upped his single season career high goal total to six against the Philadelphia Flyers Tuesday, although it likely won't mean any extra bucks in his bank account.

"I don't have many points bonuses in my contract," he chuckled.


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