Nik to get shot at centre

LANCE HORNBY, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 9:01 AM ET

ST. LOUIS -- The Maple Leafs haven't quite abandoned the idea of playing Nik Antropov at centre.

Though Mikhail Grabovski has had the best chance thus far, while winger Alex Steen gets re-acquainted with the role and John Mitchell has impressed, Antropov will move over from right wing and play at least one of this weekend's final three exhibitions.

The idea of replacing 6-foot-5 Mats Sundin with the 6-foot-6 Antropov has some merit, though Antropov lacks Sundin's speed and passing tools.

"I've liked all the centres so far, though Dominic Moore (three goals in two games) has been out with a pulled groin," Wilson said.


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