The Panthers have signed Dave Bolland to a five-year deal worth $27.5 million.
Bolland, 28, had a forgettable one-season in Toronto. Unfortunately, he suffered a severed Achilles tendon which limited him to just 23 games. After one year with the Leafs he hit the free-agent market and signed with the Panthers where he should find himself as a third-line centre behind Aleksander Barkov and Nick Bjugstad.
Bolland is dealing with pain in the area where he had surgery to repair a severed tendon in his ankle. One would think maybe the Maple Leafs and Bolland rushed his return if he is dealing with significant pain in that surgically repaired area. If Bolland does not play tonight, expect him to be shut down for the rest of the season.
Bolland (ankle) has been activated from IR ahead of his return tonight in Toronto.
Bolland brings Stanley Cup experience to the Maple Leafs' lineup and will also solidify their third line. His return allows head coach Randy Carlyle to roll all four lines ore effectively, but don't expect Bolland to be flying around the ice tonight, this is a very difficult injury to come back from.
Bolland (ankle) is probable for tonight's game vs. the Canadiens.
Bolland has been sidelined since November 2nd with a severed tendon in his ankle. He will skate on a line with Mason Raymond and David Clarkson tonight when the Leafs host the Habs. Toronto is in the think of the Eastern Conference playoff race, so getting some Stanley Cup experience back in their lineup could prove to be pivotal. Expect the Leafs to ease Bolland back into the lineup, this is a difficult injury to come off of.
Bolland (ankle) is skating on a line with David Clarkson and Mason Raymond and Mason Raymond at Maple Leafs practice.
This is the first time that Bolland has skated on a regular line at practice, a really good sign that he could be back in the lineup on Saturday. Bolland has been sidelined since November 2nd after severing his achilles tendon. Expect a full injury update after practice.
Randy Carlyle says he's hopeful that Dave Bolland will return on the upcoming road trip.
Whether or not Bolland plays is up to him. Bolland continues to work his way back from a severed achilles tendon. The Maple Leafs get set to go on a five-game road trip that spans eight days. The road-trip starts on Monday in Anaheim and wraps up on the following Tuesday (Mar 18), monitor Bolland's status throughout the trip.
Bolland does not expect to play on Saturday, listed as day-to-day.
Bolland will alert the Maple Leafs when he is ready to play, but he does not anticipate that will be tomorrow vs. Montreal. Bolland is definitely nearing a return, but we likely won't see him until Monday at the earliest. Monitor his status following Saturday's morning skate.
Bolland took "a step back" on Tuesday says Leafs head coach Randy Carlyle.
Carlyle went on to say it is "not a positive step" but Bolland will still make the trip to Long Island as the Leafs prepare to take on the Islanders on Thursday. Bolland seems extremely unlikely to play on Thursday.
Bolland (achilles) left practice early on Tuesday and is skating as an extra today.
Bolland had been making great strides in his return from a severed achilles, but leaving the ice early yesterday and returning as an extra today suggests that he may have suffered a setback. He had been skating on a regular line and there was talk that he could return on Thursday, but now that looks nearly impossible. A setback is not confirmed, we will update when the Maple Leafs release an official update on Bolland's status.
Still no timetable for Bolland's (achilles) return.
Bolland has missed the last 35 games and will likely miss several more. The Leafs centre still doesn’t know when he’ll return to practice, let alone game action. “Who knows?” Bolland said Saturday after skating solo for the fourth time this week. Toronto is 14-15-5 since Bolland went out, but coach Randy Carlyle affirmed that the 27-year-old won’t be back until he’s 100 per cent. Bolland, who had six goals and four assists in his first 15 games with the Leafs, wants to go. But he understands the need for caution. “You want to be out there,” he said. “You think some days you can push it and you push it too much and you set yourself behind. You’re just hurting yourself. I think for myself it’s being patient and being ready when I’m ready.”
The Maple Leafs are hoping that Bolland (achilles) starts skating this Thursday.
Bolland has been sidelined since November 2 after undergoing surgery to repair a severed achilles tendon. There is still no timetable for Bolland's return, but if he does skate this week, that is great news for the Maple Leafs.