March 1, 2010
By LANCE HORNBY, QMI Agency
Tomas Kaberle, one of the busiest Leafs this year with a full slate of NHL games and Olympic duty, looked none the worse for wear on Sunday as he re-joined practice with the Leafs from the Czech National team.
"The Olympics were a little shorter for us, but it was a great experience and an unbelievable atmosphere," he said. "Now we're back it and I'm looking forward to (playing) Tuesday.
"(Vancouver) was great. I thought it was the best of the three Olympics I've played in (he won gold in 1998 in Nagano). The fans were into it, the seats were full and I got to see some speed skating, too. It was unbelievable."
The Leafs usually play well coming off the two-week Olympic break. In '98, they finished the regular schedule 11-14-2, followed by 12-7-5 in '02 and 14-9 with two shootout losses in 2006 ....Though the club recalled forwards Christian Hanson and Viktor Stalberg on Saturday, they were loaned out again to the Marlies for Sunday's game in Hamilton ... MLSEL and the Canadian Blood Services are hosting the largest ever donor clinic in Toronto, starting Monday at 10 a.m. at the Air Canada Centre ... Proceeds from Sunday's open practice at the GM Centre netted $10,000 for the Eastview Boys and Girls Club of Oshawa.