Dion Phaneuf isn’t expected to miss any time after getting hit in the face by a shot from the point Thursday night against the Winnipeg Jets.
Maple Leafs head coach Ron Wilson told the local media Friday afternoon that Phanuef, who left Toronto’s 4-0 win over the Jets with a bloodied mouth, was home resting on Friday.
Wilson said there were no breaks and his captain should play on Saturday when the Leafs host the Detroit Red Wings.
“His mouth’s pretty swollen,” Wilson said Thursday night after the game. “Right now he didn’t lose any teeth.”
Jonas Gustavsson, who earned a shutout for the Leafs Thursday vs. Winnipeg, will start Saturday against Detroit. The Swedish netminder has back-to-back victories for Toronto and Wilson said he will ride the hot hand at this time of the year.
In other news, Mike Brown and Mike Komisarek are both expected to make their returns to the lineup on Saturday after the team sent down Matt Frattin and Korbinian Holzer on Friday.
Colby Armstrong, on the other hand, will not return any time soon as the veteran forward suffered a setback in his recovery. The Leafs bench boss said there is no timetable for Armstrong’s return.
The Leafs have won their past two contests and currently sit in seventh place in the Eastern Conference.