Goaltender Vesa Toskala shouldn't be out very long, even if the Leafs do keep Justin Pogge around a few days.
Toskala, whose groin injury allowed Pogge to make his first NHL start Monday in Atlanta, skated briefly with Pogge and a small group of Leafs at the Air Canada Centre today, while the rest were given the day off to prepare for an evening game with the Dallas Stars. Neither goalie, nor coach Ron Wilson was made available by the team.
Pogge tried to catch up on his NHL studies in a long on-ice session with goaltending coach Corey Hirsch, but Wilson had said the night before that Pogge could start again, despite back to back games and a long flight home. Regular back-up Curtis Joseph's status for the game is not yet known.
The Leafs will be gunning for their sixth win in seven starts, while the well-rested Stars are 7-4-1 in their last 12, trying to put the Sean Avery mess behind them and escape the Pacific Division basement.
"There are a lot of little parts of our game that have to improve," Dallas coach Dave Tippett said. "Giving up five goals a game is very uncharacteristic of us."