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Saturday, April 19

Updated: May 19, 1:58 PM ET

Mogilny set to return after head injury

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If the Maple Leafs want to win their first-round series against the Flyers, they'll need one of their offensive threats.

Alexander Mogilny said Friday that he expects to return for Saturday's Game 5 after sitting out Game 4 with a head injury. The best-of-seven series is tied at 2.

Alexander Mogilny
Mogilny

"I feel much better," Mogilny told reporters Friday. "It's a good sign there's no headache, and I feel more confident on my feet."

Mogilny did not play in Game 4 after undergoing neuropsychological tests, but the Maple Leafs have not officially said if the forward suffered a concussion after Jeremy Roenick's stick hit Mogilny in the jaw during the second overtime of Game 3.

Mogilny was wobbly when he left the ice, and afterward was woozy and suffered headaches  two symptoms of concussions. He also received stitched for a gash on his chin.

Mogilny, who participated in a light skate Thursday, did not blame Roenick for the injury.

"He lost his balance, and our feet collided on the blue line," Mogilny told the Philadelphia Inquirer. "I didn't know what hit me. I couldn't figure out where I was."

Mogilny, who leads the Leafs in the postseason with five goals and an assist, scored a hat trick in Game 1, which the Leafs won 5-3.
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