Dion Phaneuf D TOR 8 Days

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 Days

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 Days

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 9 Days

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 11 Days

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 11 Days

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.

Dion Phaneuf D TOR 13 Days

Phaneuf joined the Leafs for their morning skate on Saturday, Jonas Siegel of TSN Radio 1050 reports.While Phaneuf has already been ruled out for both of the Leafs' games over the weekend, he called his participation in Saturday's morning skate a "step in the right direction". The team is still uncertain as to when he'll be able to return to action, but it could be as soon as Feb. 26 against the Flyers.

Dion Phaneuf D TOR 16 Days

Phaneuf (hand) has been ruled out for both of the Leafs' games over the weekend against the Hurricanes and Jets, Jonas Siegel of TSN Radio 1050 reports.According to coach Peter Horachek, Phaneuf went in for additional testing on his hand Tuesday, which indicated he required more time off to let the injury heal. Phaneuf had been back on the ice Monday in anticipation of a return to action, but he'll have his timetable pushed back at least another week. The Maple Leafs hope Phaneuf will be ready to go for the team's Feb. 26 tilt with the Flyers.

Dion Phaneuf D TOR 18 Days

Phaneuf (hand) skated by himself prior to the Leafs' practice Monday, David Alter of the team's official site reports.Phaneuf didn't take part of the team portion of practice, but his presence on the ice at all is an indication he is moving in the right direction. The blueliner remains without a timetable, but his next step would be rejoining the team at practice before returning to the lineup.

Dion Phaneuf D TOR 25 Days

Phaneuf (hand) remains sidelined, Jonas Siegel of TSN Radio 1050 reports.

As Tuesday's game against the Rangers approaches, coach Peter Horachek relayed Monday that he wasn't sure when Phaneuf -- who last suited up on Jan. 21 -- would be back in action for the Leafs.