Leafs report

TERRY KOSHAN, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 10:01 AM ET

JONAS RELIEVED

Maple Leafs goaltender Jonas Gustavsson acknowledged he was scared when his heart troubles resurfaced during a game in Montreal.

"Of course," Gustavsson said yesterday. "It's not something you want. You want to be out there playing.

"I wouldn't say (I am) worried. Doctors were happy with the (minor surgery) and they said they can't guarantee anything, but they think it should be gone now. I can't think about it if it happens again. I have to trust them."

On Friday, Gustavsson underwent his second heart ablation at a Toronto hospital. The procedure is done to correct abnormal heart rhythms. Gustavsson's heart began racing during the game against the Canadiens last Tuesday, and he had to leave after the first period.

Gustavsson rode a stationary bike yesterday and wants to return to the lineup in the next week. Coach Ron Wilson expects the 25-year-old to begin skating in the next couple of days.

LONG MEMORY

Leafs defenceman Ian White has not forgotten that Thrashers star Ilya Kovalchuk took a run at him during a game last season, an incident that led to a fight between them.

"It was a blatant cheap shot, so it is tough to let those be in the past," White said. "We'll see. I'm not going to go out of my way to do anything to hurt the team, but whatever happens, happens."


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