Maple Leafs: At this time, no surgery for Sundin

Updated: October 24, 2005, 7:07 PM ET
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The Toronto Maple Leafs received some good news about captain Mats Sundin.

The team announced that, at this time, Sundin will not need eye surgery. The news came after the captain was examined by doctors Monday afternoon.

In a statement released by the team, Sundin's "vision is improving and that he will not require any surgical intervention at this time."

The Maple Leafs added that Sundin is "making steady progress" and he will be re-evaluated early next week.

Sundin had been experiencing "cloudy" vision after getting hit in the face by a flying puck two weeks ago. He broke the lower orbital bone when he was hit in the face by a puck in the season opener, lasting just seven minutes of the 3-2 shootout loss to the Sens.

The Maple Leafs are still not giving a specific timetable for Sundin's return.

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