Kubina doesn't need surgery at present but must sit out

Updated: November 12, 2007, 1:54 AM ET
Associated Press

TORONTO -- Defenseman Pavel Kubina is out of the Toronto Maple Leafs lineup indefinitely because of a ligament injury to his right knee.

Kubina injured his medial collateral ligament during Toronto's 3-2 loss to New York on Saturday night, when he was slammed into the boards by Blair Betts of the Rangers.

The 30-year-old Kubina, in his second season with the Maple Leafs, has one goal and 11 points in 18 games.

Maple Leafs general manager John Ferguson Jr. said that "surgery has not been indicated" by the team's medical staff.


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