Good news out of Leafs land…
This is pretty great progress, especially considering there are still a few more days for him to get in full work before the playoffs start. Now that’s wishful thinking, but admittedly it now seems like a possibility we see Johnsson against the Blue Jackets and who doesn’t want to see more Johnsson?
As for the rest of the practice, well, the lines looked the same as they did yesterday and pretty much how they were used against Montreal:
That begs the question of where will Johnsson slot in once he’s available.
I can’t see Clifford coming out. I don’t want to see Robertson come out unless things don’t work out in the first couple of games. Seeing Gauthier come out seems unlikely as well as I’m not sure Keefe wants to shift Spezza over to center.
All that will sort itself out soon enough. For now we’ll take comfort in the fact that having too many talented forwards is what we’re talking about here.