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Maple Leafs take to ice ahead of training camp


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Bernard Weil/Toronto Star DIon Phaneuf took to the ice Tuesday.

Some Toronto Maple Leafs — and a few ex-Leafs — skated Tuesday at the MasterCard Centre as players get set to open training camp this weekend.

Montreal restricted free agent defenceman P.K. Subban was among the two dozen players working out after a deal was reached this past weekend to end the NHL lockout.

Subban is seeking a long-term deal but the Canadiens must find a way to sign the 23-year-old blueliner and still fit under a salary cap that is expected to drop from $ 70.2 million this season to $ 64.3 million next year. Subban made $ 875,000 (U.S.) last season and is in line for a pay increase.

Former Leafs on the ice included Calgary’s Matt Stajan, Montreal’s Tomas Kaberle, Carolina’s Jay Harrison and Detroit’s Carlo Colaiacovo.

Also skating were Edmonton’s Dave Gagner, New Jersey’s David Clarkson, Montreal’s Rene Bourque and Canadiens free agent Chris Campoli.

Leafs on the ice included captain Dion Phaneuf, Joffrey Lupul, Mike Komisarek, Clark McArthur, Colton Orr, James Reimer, Phil Kessel, John-Michael Liles, Matthew Lombardi and Tim Connolly.

Meanwhile, the Toronto Marlies have recalled forwards Andrew Crescenzi and Jamie Devane as well as goalie Mark Owuya from their respective ECHL teams for Tuesday night’s AHL game in Hamilton. The club also signed defenceman Ryan Grimshaw to a tryout.

One Marlie not expected to play against the Bulldogs is Matt Frattin as he is expected to join the Leafs. Goalie Ben Scrivens also wasn’t expected to play against Hamilton as he will also soon by at the Leafs training camp.

thestar.com – Sports

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