Josh Leivo isn’t going to Team Canada’s world junior camp, but that doesn’t mean the highly regarded left winger is having an off year.
Leivo, a Toronto third-rounder in 2011, is leading the Sudbury Wolves in scoring, despite missing the past two weeks with post-concussion symptoms after going heavily into the glass during a game Nov. 24 against Niagara. That, and an untimely hand early in the season, put the odds against him going to the selection camp. But Wolves’ general manager Blaine Smith expects him to recover after another precautionary week of rest and get back on the horse.
“I think the Leafs have quite a prospect,” Smith said. “Many nights he is carrying our offence. We’re having some trouble there (2.8 goals a game), but he and Chad Thibodeau are our only 19-year-old and Josh is playing with a 17-year-old in Dominik Kahun. He doesn’t have Michael Sgarbossa (102 points last year) to work with anymore.”
Leovo has 27 points in 26 games for the Wolves, who