Maple Leafs' Holland back after injury scare

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Peter Holland is stopped by New York Rangers goalie Cam Talbot at the...

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Peter Holland is stopped by New York Rangers goalie Cam Talbot at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto Saturday, January 4, 2013. (MICHAEL PEAKE/QMI Agency)

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MONTREAL - From a hospital bed to the Bell Centre in less than a month.

Peter Holland’s recent journey - one that has also featured stints on crutches and in a walking boot - certainly has been an eventful one.

Not to mention scary.

The young centre has been called up by the Maple Leafs and was at the team’s morning skate here in Montreal on Saturday in preparation for tonight’s huge tilt against the rival Canadiens. He is expected to be in the lineup against the Canadiens while indications are that Montreal-area native Jonathan Bernier will get the call to be between the pipes for the Leafs.

Holland is coming off a gig with the AHL’s Toronto Marlies, where he worked himself back into condition while recovering from an alarming ailment he refers to as “lace bite.” Indeed, the condition, which he first noticed during a Jan. 30 game against the Florida Panthers, came when his skin became irritated after he tried on a new pair of skates.


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