Gustavsson Close to Return, Leafs Should Stick with a Hot Toskala

December 15th, 2009 by Jon Neely Leave a reply »

The good news has been coming in bunches for the Toronto Maple Leafs during the past 15 games or so, and Monday was no different.

Not only did they stretch their home winning streak to four games after a 3-2 victory over the rival Ottawa Senators, but rookie goaltender Jonas Gustavsson was seen back on the ice in the morning skate for the first time after his second heart surgery in three months.

Expected to be out only a short time, Gustavsson seems to be recovering right on schedule, just as the doctors and the team had hoped, and he should be back in game-shape soon enough. But once he is able to return to the lineup, the Leafs have a difficult decision to make.

For what might be the first time this season, the Leafs may want to leave Vesa Toskala in net for as long as his hot-streak can continue, since his great play is a huge reason for the team's sudden surge up the standings.

The Leafs have gone 9-3-1 in their past 13 games since a tough five-game losing streak in mid-No ...

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