Tyler Bozak hits snag in recovery from lower-body injury

Tyler Bozak continues to struggle to return from a lower-body injury.
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Toronto forward Tyler Bozak suffered a lower-body injury after blocking a shot in Friday's game against the Columbus Blue Jackets, and he was forced to miss Saturday's game against the Penguins when he wasn't improved 24 hours after the injury. It seems a weekend off hasn't helped much; Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock offered a mixed report on the forward's progress after Bozak was unable to practice Monday morning. 

Bozak attempted to return to the game Friday after suffering the injury, but he was forced out of the game after just two shifts in the third period. The forward's attempt to return was a sign that the injury might not be that serious, but his continued inability to practice three days after suffering the injury is a sign that things might be worse than originally thought. 

Bozak has two points (one goal, one assist) through four games this season. He recorded 49 points in each of his last two seasons in Toronto. 

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