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By MIKE ZEISBERGER -- Toronto Sun
Pavel Kubina makes no promises.
But the healing Maple Leafs defenceman is not ruling out a return to the lineup as early as Monday when the struggling Philadelphia Flyers make their first visit of the season to the Air Canada Centre.
While hoping to be back so soon might be a bit premature, Kubina is pleased with the progress the knee had made since he stepped back on to the ice earlier this week.Kubina, 29, suffered a strain of the medial collateral ligament in his left knee when he became entangled with the Florida Panthers' Todd Bertuzzi during a game in Toronto Oct. 9.
"There were questions, especially after Monday when I skated for the first time with the team with a big brace," said Kubina, who signed a four-year, $20-million US contract with the Leafs during the summer. "We were waiting to see how the knee would react and it was fine."
That's good news. He played well when in the line-up, and his return will only help the team on the blueline. :thumbsup: