Dion Phaneuf to return Thursday
The defenseman missed 16 games after lacerating his left leg Nov. 2, and underwent surgery to repair the deep cut. Toronto went 5-8-3 without him.
Phaneuf had four assists in 11 games before his injury, and led the team in ice time per game.
The Maple Leafs begin a road trip through western Canada next week.
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