Ramblings: Updates on Marner, Landeskog, Shaw; Meier; Columbus; Malkin – December 3

Michael Clifford

2019-12-03

 

The Leafs welcomed back Mitch Marner to practice on Monday. It’s his first time with the team since suffering that gnarly ankle injury weeks back. The earliest initial timeline would have had him back for this weekend but it appears he may beat that by a day or two.

With Marner back, it was Morgan Rielly, and not Tyson Barrie or William Nylander, who got yeeted from the top PP unit.

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Monteral put Keith Kinkaid on waivers. Sure, that’ll solve it.

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Buffalo is heading on a road trip here soon, and they may get Kyle Okposo back for it. You’ll remember he suffered a concussion a couple weeks ago and with his history, it was a huge concern. It seems like he’s recovering well and could be back a few games from now. All the best to him.

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Gabriel Landeskog was skating with the team in a non-contact jersey, another point of progress for him. It won’t be long now until he returns to the lineup and the battle station will be fully operational. Imagine Taylor Hall actually being traded to the Avs? Whew.

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Andrew Shaw, who had been playing top line/top PP for Chicago, missed Mo