Dion Phaneuf D TOR 1 month ago

Phaneuf has been working hard this summer and his new coach Mike Babcock says the defender is "going to have the best year he's had in a long time," according to the Toronto Sun.

Dion Phaneuf D TOR 6 months ago

Phaneuf revealed after the season that his hand is still bothering him and he won't be participating in the World Championships as a result, reports Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun.

He injured his hand in a fight in January, which aggravated an existing issue at the time. Apparently his hand is still swollen, so it's rest for the much maligned captain who may have played his last game for Toronto.

Dion Phaneuf D TOR 7 months ago

Phaneuf will play Friday against the Flames, Terry Koshan of the Toronto Sun reports.

Although he missed Friday's morning skate with an illness, Phaneuf will indeed be in the Leafs' lineup Friday against Calgary. He's tallied three goals and 22 assists in 56 games with Toronto this season.

Dion Phaneuf D TOR 7 months ago

Phaneuf missed Friday's morning skate with an illness, but is expected to play later in the evening against the Flames, Roger Millions of Sportsnet reports.

Phaneuf's availability should be formally announced during pregame warmups, but the illness is still worth noting in the event his condition takes a turn for the worse in the afternoon. Though he missed extended action in February with a hand injury, Phaneuf has still compiled 25 points in 56 games, putting him on track to surpass last season's total of 31 points.

Dion Phaneuf D TOR 8 months ago

Phaneuf (hand) returned to action Thursday against the Flyers. He played 25:28, fired four shots, blocked four shots and scored the game-winning goal on the power play.

His name continues to circulate in trade rumours, but it's unlikely he's going anywhere until the offseason. So get him back in your lineup. Now.

Dion Phaneuf D TOR 8 months ago

Phaneuf (hand) was activated from injured reserve Thursday.

As expected, Phaneuf will rejoin the lineup Thursday against the Flyers. It will mark his first action since Jan. 21.

Dion Phaneuf D TOR 8 months ago

Phaneuf (hand) is slated to play Thursday against the Flyers, Jonas Siegel of TSN 1050 reports.

Phaneuf, who last suited up on Jan. 21, is thus on track to officially come off IR in advance of Thursday's contest.

Dion Phaneuf D TOR 8 months ago

Phaneuf (hand) is on track to return from injured reserve for Thursday's game against the Flyers, Mark Masters of TSN reports.

Phaneuf practiced for the third straight day Wednesday, skating with Korbinian Holzer as part of a defensive pairing while also participating with the Leafs' top power-play unit. Assuming he endures no setbacks with his hand during Thursday's morning skate, expect him to be activated shortly thereafter.

Dion Phaneuf D TOR 8 months ago

Phaneuf (hand) could return to the lineup by Thursday, Jonas Siegel of TSN 1050 reports.

Phaneuf took part in his first full practice with the team Monday, and could be on track to finally rejoin the lineup after nearly a month absence. The defenseman has posted 22 points over 48 games so far this season, and his return to the lineup could provide a boost to a Leafs club that has been struggling lately.

Dion Phaneuf D TOR 8 months ago

Phaneuf (hand) was a full participant in practice Monday, David Alter of the Leafs' official site reports.

Phaneuf has been out since late January with the hand injury, but appears to be on the verge of a return. His next chance to rejoin the lineup is Thursday against the Flyers, with an update on his status for the game likely coming before the opening faceoff.