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Phaneuf and the Maple Leafs will not play Wednesday after their scheduled game against the Senators was postponed in light of the ongoing crisis in Ottawa, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

Multiple gunmen reportedly fired shots Wednesday morning in the downtown area of the Canadian capital, with one shooter dead and possibly one or more still at large. With several government buildings on lockdown, safety will understandably take greater precedence than proceeding with the game as scheduled. The NHL has yet to announce a make-up date for the postponed contest.

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Phaneuf will move to the left side of the ice for the upcoming season, Mark Masters of TSN reports.

Given Phaneuf's standing as a left-handed puck handler, the move across the ice should actually prove beneficial for the veteran blueliner, whose defensive prowess has slipped as he's aged. In addition to transitioning to the left side, Phaneuf also figures to see more relief with the offseason additions of Roman Polak and Stephane Robidas, who should help preserve the 29-year-old for the rigors of an 82-game season. Even if Phaneuf notices a reduction in minutes, he should still offer 30-to-40 point potential to go along with a bevy of hits, blocks and penalty minutes.

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There are rumors circulating that the Maple Leafs are trying hard to trade Dion Phaneuf and the eighth pick overall to the Panthers for the first pick overall.

Although that may be nothing more than wishful thinking on the Buds part. If they do manage to pull that off, the Leafs are expected to select Kingston center Sam Bennet with the pick. Stay tuned.

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Toronto team president Brendan Shanahan has no plans to strip Dion Phaneuf of his captaincy.

"I don't know if it is a solution," said Shanahan. "I think it's a cop-out, to a certain degree an easy way out. Has it happened on some teams? Yes. Is it something I'm thinking about since I've been here? Ultimately this will be a group decision. But I can tell you it's not something I've contemplated. Just the opposite. I want to help enhance the player and leader that Dion is." Shanahan feels that Phaneuf was trying to be too many things at once during the season and his play suffered at times because of it. Despite the recent trade rumors, it sounds like the Leafs' new president wants to keep Phaneuf in the fold heading into next season.

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The Toronto Maple Leafs are reportedly shopping captain Dion Phaneuf to Western Conference teams, according to independent sources of Rogers Sportsnet's Nick Kypreos.

Phaneuf's seven-year, $49 million contract kicks in next season. The Leafs received some calls for their top blueliner during the year, so they know there is some interest in him. His leadership has come under question and it was reported that Toronto is looking to make roster changes during the off-season to shake up their team culture. If they were to find a trading partner, the Leafs would probably have to eat some salary to facilitate the deal.

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Dion Phaneuf's performance has plummeted at the same pace as the Leafs' playoff hopes lately, as the Captain has just one assist and a -11 rating over his past nine games.

Phaneuf was enjoying a superb season until Toronto's losing streak hit last month, with 30 points and a +14 rating in 66 games before this disappointing stretch. Poor goaltending, disastrous giveaways and a drop off in energy have contributed to this Leaf's demise.

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Dion Phaneuf factored into both Toronto Maple Leafs goals (one tally, one assist) in a 4-2 loss against the Washington Capitals on Sunday.

Phaneuf now has 29 points, a +13 rating, 109 PIM, 123 SOG and 195 hits on the season. He also has 131 blocked shots, making him especially useful in leagues with gritty stats.

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Dion Phaneuf is dealing with the flu.

Coach Randy Carlyle said that Phaneuf is "probable" to play Sunday against Washington, so we'll keep him active for now. He hasn't eaten in a couple of days and is getting an IV for fluids.

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Dion Phaneuf scored his seventh goal of the 2013-14 campaign in Thursday's win over Los Angeles.

The Toronto captain has a goal and two assists in his last four games. Phaneuf has 27 points and 107 penalty minutes in 66 matches this year. He has also been credited with 193 hits and 131 blocks.

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Despite sitting out practice Friday, the Maple Leafs expect Dion Phaneuf to be in the lineup against the Flyers Saturday night.

Is that a big sigh of relief Phaneuf owners?