Leafs fall to Blue Jackets, extend losing streak to 3 games

Toronto Maple Leafs goalie James Reimer is hit by Columbus Blue Jackets forward Cam Atkinson at the...

Toronto Maple Leafs goalie James Reimer is hit by Columbus Blue Jackets forward Cam Atkinson at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, March 3, 2014. (MICHAEL PEAKE/QMI Agency)

Lance Hornby, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:22 PM ET

TORONTO - If the Maple Leafs wanted to make Wednesday’s trade deadline a quiet one for general manager David Nonis, they’ve gone about it all wrong.

Toronto fell to 0-1-2, all against conference rivals, since the Olympic break with Monday’s 2-1 loss to the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets, who’ve become a major pain since they moved to the neighbourhood this season.

Nonis won’t likely alter his plan not to do anything drastic for the final 19 games before the deadline passes at 3 p.m. Wednesday. He still hasn’t seen David Bolland play in almost 50 games, though that is getting closer with Frazer McLaren going on waivers to clear a spot. But the chances of getting someone to boost secondary scoring and play a more dynamic fourth-line role might go beyond the talking stage in the next 24 hours.


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