Leafs Report

TERRY KOSHAN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:50 AM ET

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Ron Wilson doesn't want to draw Vesa Toskala out of the Maple Leafs' goaltending picture. But if Toskala really does want to play more, as he said on Monday, he will have to demonstrate he is capable.

"It's up to Vesa," Wilson said. "I can't play Tiddlywinks with him to keep him interested. He has to work hard in practice, which he does. He has to be ready. As much as he might think he is not going to play a lot, he is going to play. If Vesa is better than Jonas (Gustavsson), he will play, it's as simple as that."

Gustavsson is 9-11-8 with a 2.94 goals-against average and a .902 save percentage; Toskala clocks in at 7-11-2 with a 3.64 average and a .874 save percentage.

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Watching his teammates play, and often lose, has not been good for Mike Komisarek's mental health.

But the injured Leafs defenceman clings to the idea that things are not as bad as they seem.

"Despite our ups and downs and inconsistencies, I believe that if we get on a roll here, anything can happen," Komisarek said.

"With you guys, it's your job to analyze and second-guess and critique things and count us out and stuff like that. It's up to us to prove people wrong and believe in one another and get the job done."


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