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Robidas (upper body) is not expected to play in Wednesday's game against the Devils, The Toronto Star reports.

Robidas tried to participate in Monday's practice, but he ended up making an early exit. He missed Toronto's final game before the All-Star break, and he's also been a frequent healthy scratch this season.

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Robidas is dealing with an upper-body injury and won't be available for Wednesday's game against the Senators, the Canadian Press reports.

Robidas was presumed to be a healthy scratch for the last three games, but coach Pete Horachek acknowledged the blueliner has been bothered by an upper-body injury for the last two months and was in need of some time off. He was able to skate on his own prior to Tuesday's practice, according to TSN's Mark Masters, and is expected to be a lineup option following the All-Star break. Even at 100 percent, Robidas isn't safe bet to crack the team's top three pairings on a regular basis.

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Robidas will be a healthy scratch Sunday against the Blackhawks, Paul Hendrick of Leafs TV reports.

Robidas has played in 32 games this season but will be given a much deserved rest Sunday. The 37-year-old's next opportunity to take the ice will be against the Stars on Tuesday.

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Robidas delivered a whopping 12 hits in Sunday's shootout win over the Kings.

He amped up the physicality big time on Sunday -- it had taken him four games prior to accumulate 12 hits. His fantasy value is linked to those hits. But it's hard to carry a guy for one category only.

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Robidas will be a healthy scratch Friday against the Red Wings, Jonas Siegel of TSN Radio 1050 reports.

Although Robidas received clearance to play to begin the season, it seems he's still feeling the effects of the fractured right leg that limited him through most of training camp. He hasn't done much to demonstrate the shutdown defensive ability he's shown in the past, but that should come as he regains some conditioning. Jake Gardiner will spell him on Friday, but Robidas probably won't become a regular fixture in the press box for the Leafs.

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Robidas (leg) will make his preseason debut Friday, James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail reports.

Robidas has been seemingly healthy for the last week, but the Leafs didn't want to risk the possibility of the defenseman enduring a setback in his recovery from the broken leg. Instead, it looks like he'll only need one tune-up game in order to prepare for the start of the regular season. Robidas will slide in next to Dion Phaneuf on the top pairing Friday.

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Robidas (leg) has been cleared for contact, David Alter of Sportsnet reports.

Robidas broke his leg in the playoffs, but has been skating on his own the past few days, and was finally cleared for contact Saturday. He's expected to suit up for the Leafs' final preseason game.

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Robidas (leg) took the ice for the first time during training camp Monday, Jonas Siegel of TSN 1050 reports.

Robidas is still recovering from breaking his leg during the playoffs while playing for the Ducks, but it's a good sign that he's been cleared to return to the ice. He should be ready to suit up when the regular season begins.

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Robidas (leg) has yet to receive clearance for contact drills during training camp, TSN's Mark Masters reports.

Robidas is still on the mend from the broken leg he suffered with the Ducks in the postseason, but the expectation is that he'll be at full health for the final two preseason games. Following the offseason trade of Carl Gunnarsson to the Blues, Robidas could be asked to join Dion Phaneuf on the team's top defensive pairing.

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Stephane Robidas said he's about 95 percent recovered from a broken leg he suffered in April.

He's expected to be paired with Morgan Rielly or Jake Gardiner in 2014-15 to add a veteran presence. "Leadership, compete, character, (Robidas) has all the things we're looking for," GM Dave Nonis said. "People that I know, that Brendan knows, all speak very highly of him. He won't be terribly vocal, but in terms of leading by example, he's a guy we targeted right away." He also gives the Leafs another right-handed shot on the back end.