Phil Kessel News Archive
Updating an earlier report, Kessel will play Saturday despite leaving practice early with a stiff neck Friday, according to Sportsnet 590 The Fan.
Kessel left Friday's practice early and could be dealing with an injury, Rob Longley of the Toronto Sun reports.
Kessel picked up an assist in Thursday's win over the Lightning. It was his first helper in eight games.
Kessel snagged his 11th goal of the season in Saturday's loss to the Sabres.
Kessel scored twice Wednesday in a 6-1 win over Boston. Both were scored off the rush and the second stood up as the game winner.
Kessel extended his point streak to six games and 11 points (four goals, seven assists) in Saturday's 5-4 win over the Rangers. The goal came on the power play.
Coach Randy Carlyle said after Saturday's morning skate that Kessel (undisclosed) would play later in the evening against the Rangers, Elliotte Friedman of Hockey Night in Canada reports.
Kessel (undisclosed) was absent from the Maple Leafs' morning skate and appears uncertain to play Saturday against the Rangers, David Alter of MapleLeafs.com reports.
Kessel notched a goal and an assist Thursday in Colorado, pushing his point streak to five games and 10 points.
Kessel picked up two power-play assists in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to Arizona. His point streak now stands at four games and eight points (two goals, six assists).