Leafs Report

ROB LONGLEY, QMI AGENCY

, Last Updated: 9:49 AM ET

BOZAK COULD GET CALL

Just because forward Tyler Bozak hasn't been called up to the Leafs yet, it doesn't mean the team is discouraged with his play.

Earlier in the season, the former college star whom the Leafs signed this past spring, missed eight games with the flu and more recently was limited by an ankle sprain.

"He's just rounding into shape now," Leafs GM Brian Burke said. "We're still really happy with him but he has had a tough first half."

Bozak has three goals and 15 assists in 28 games with the Marlies.

MAPLE LEAFS FOREVER

Burke wants to make it clear that his focus is and always has been on the Leafs. Despite a busy week in Boston when the U.S. Olympic team was unveiled, the Burke says he has surrounded himself with a big and talented enough management team to make the Team USA duties manageable.

"It has always been Leafs focussed," Burke said. "I've only gone to scout U.S. players where we were playing. It hasn't been a big time commitment away from the team or else I wouldn't have taken it.

"My primary obligation and responsibility is to the Toronto Maple Leafs."

BUSY WEEK

After playing two games in their six nights in Alberta, the Leafs get busy. The team was given a full day off yesterday but will practise at the Mastercard Centre today. Then it's a home date against the Florida Panthers tomorrow, road games against the Flyers on Wednesday and at Buffalo on Friday, then a return home to face the Penguins on Saturday.


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