Leafs D Liljegren 'close,' Thursday lineup in flux due to flu
Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman Timothy Liljegren is "close" to a return from the lower-body injury that has sidelined him since Nov. 2, head coach Sheldon Keefe said Thursday.
Keefe said Liljegren will still need a full practice or two to improve his conditioning before making his return.
Thursday lineup in flux
While Liljegren will remain out, Keefe was unable to commit to his lineup for Thursday's game against the Columbus Blue Jackets as the Maple Leafs battle a flu bug.
“He’s taken advantage of every shift he’s had,” Keefe said Thursday of Gregor who first joined the team in training camp on a PTO.