Closer to return? Leafs' Sundin cleared to practice

Updated: October 31, 2005, 5:42 PM ET
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Mats Sundin
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TORONTO -- Toronto Maple Leafs star Mats Sundin has been cleared to practice, the team said Monday.

The center's left orbital bone was fractured when he was struck by a puck Oct. 5 in the season opener against Ottawa. He was re-evaluated Monday and was given the OK to resume practicing with the team beginning Tuesday.

Sundin had been experiencing "cloudy" vision after getting hit in the face by a flying puck on opening night against the Ottawa Senators. It resulted in a broken lower orbital bone.

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

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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