Carlyle vows changes after Leafs' debacle against Rangers

Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Randy Carlyle looks at the clock during a game against the New York...

Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Randy Carlyle looks at the clock during a game against the New York Rangers at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Jan. 4, 2013. (MICHAEL PEAKE/QMI Agency)

Lance Hornby, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:39 AM ET

TORONTO - After spending much of Saturday night shooting themselves in the foot, the Maple Leafs have dodged a bullet on the injury front.

While winger David Clarkson and defenceman Carl Gunnarsson might not be ready for Tuesday’s game against the Islanders, their situations are not as long term as their painful exits in the 7-1 loss to the Rangers indicated.

Both were taking treatments on Sunday morning — Clarkson for a rocket drive off his left foot from Michael Del Zotto and Gunnarsson for a shoulder or elbow after a Carl Hagelin hit. Not that either man would’ve been anxious to get on the ice at the team’s Etobicoke practice rink, where Randy Carlyle’s anger about Saturday’s debacle translated to an intense day of video, drills and lectures, topped by a 20-minute bag skate.


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