February 7, 2013
Injury frustrates Leafs' Gunnarsson
By MIKE ZEISBERGER, QMI Agency

Leafs' Carl Gunnarsson tries to catch up to Sabres' Drew Stafford. (CRAIG ROBERTSON/Toronto Sun)

Carl Gunnarsson slumped in front of his locker, shrugged his shoulders and sighed.

As expected, both Gunnarsson and forward Mike Brown rejoined the Leafs in Winnipeg in time to participate in Thursday’s morning skate. While neither was in the lineup later in the day for the game against the Jets, both spent extra time working out on the ice in the morning while many of their Maple Leafs teammates already had showered and changed.

As coach Randy Carlyle was quick to point out, Brown is much closer to a return than Gunnarsson, the young defenceman who is frustrated at what is going on.

Gunnarsson is suffering from an ailment believed to be a groin/hip injury. But even he isn’t sure.

“The doctors are looking at it trying to figure it out,” Gunnarsson said.

“It’s frustrating. It started acting up a couple of days before the Boston game last Saturday.


“If you have a broken bone or something, you at least know it is healing every day. With


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