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MONTREAL – Around midnight on Wednesday evening, the phone rang with opportunity. Hombre KPU Nike Air Max 2016 Roayl Azules/Blancas Zapatos . Only a few hours earlier, Nazem Kadri had been assigned to the Toronto Marlies. His gear had already made it back to Ricoh Coliseum. That night, he sat at home and watched as the Leafs sprung to life with a 4-3 come-from-behind win over the Winnipeg Jets. Very early in the game – his first shift in fact – Colby Armstrong was lost with what was later revealed as a left ankle sprain. Kadri sensed an opening. "I figured there could be a possibility that I get a call so I had my phone close by," he explained. "Sure enough, around midnight I got the call." With the door open ever so slightly and the Leafs in dire need of offence not named Phil Kessel or Joffrey Lupul, Kadri gets his chance to prove why hes ready to stick. In 12 games down the stretch last season – six points, plus-one rating – he showed signs of growth, but with improved depth on the roster this fall, a trip to the American League was likely. A knee injury in the final week of training camp hurt whatever chance he may have had to crack the roster. Returning to full health this week, Kadri was literally booked for action with the Marlies when the Armstrong injury struck. "Obviously you dont like to see anyone get hurt, but thats part of being a team," said Kadri. "You need guys to step up and fill that depth role and come in and not only just fill the role, but leave an impact too. "Like right when you come into the game you cant just fit in, you have to make plays, you have to give your team an opportunity to win." "I like what Naz brings to our team," said captain Dion Phaneuf. "Hes a skilled guy that plays with an edge. Hes not just a one-dimensional skilled forward; he can throw his weight around and hes going to be expected to do that in the role that hes being put in. "I thought he looked really good in camp and it was unfortunate he got hurt at the time that he did. "This is a big opportunity for him." Kadri was in a dog-fight to make the Leafs roster when he sprained his left knee in Ottawa on September 27. At 23 years old, Matt Frattin had emerged as ready-made for the NHL game, while Matthew Lombardi returned from a concussion a whole lot sooner than anyone could have reasonably expected. With nothing available in the top six and Frattin and Lombardi plugged for third line duty with Armstrong, Kadri was sitting on the proverbial bubble. Then the injury to his knee happened and the equation was moot. "It sucked," said Kadri of the timing. "It sucked. It was brutal. Obviously when youre hurt it feels like everyone is kind of forgetting about you. And youre kind of an outcast from the team a little bit just because youre trying to work so hard to get back." The 21-year-old played his first game of the season on Thursday night in Boston, notching an assist on the Leafs first goal (David Steckel) in an eventual 6-2 loss to the Bruins. Kadri began the night on the third line replacing Armstrong, but finished alongside Mikhail Grabovski and Matt Frattin as Ron Wilson searched for offence. With only Kessel and Lupul producing offensively after six games – 11 goals combined – the Leafs are in need of a jump-start elsewhere offensively. With a proper mix of flash, smarts and responsible play, Kadri could provide exactly the boost the Leafs are missing. He wasnt happy when folks forgot about him. Now hes got the chance to make sure they dont forget again. -- The Armstrong void – hes out indefinitely – will be tough for the Leafs to fill. "When you lose a guy like Army, hes a guy that brings more than just what he does on the ice," said Phaneuf. "Hes a real good guy in our locker room. Hes a vocal guy. I think he helps loosen up the room before games. Hes a big part of our team so when he goes down its a big loss for us." The 28-year-old has been beset by injuries in Toronto, playing in only 50 games last season because of finger, foot (twice), and eye injuries. The Leafs posted a record of 25-19-6 with him in the lineup.  -- The Leafs had to be pleased in winning four of their first five games, considering the faults – shaky starts, leaky special teams, and a lack of secondary scoring – they managed to overcome. But against a vastly superior Bruins team, the Leafs saw their flaws magnified; Boston scored three goals in the first period, the penalty kill allowed two goals in five chances, the power-play came up empty in four opportunities and with Kessel failing to pick up a point for the first time this season the offence stalled. Wilson juggled around his lines with frequency, looking to unearth any semblance of chemistry. "The way weve started some games here, I think hes had to do that just to get things going," said Matthew Lombardi. "As a group, its up to us to come out ready to play. We havent done that so well. I think weve had spurts of really good hockey and shown the way we can play. Weve just got to be consistent and put it together for the whole game."  -- Like any player in his shoes, Mike Komisarek wasnt happy sitting out. The 29-year-old was a healthy scratch for the first time in his career as a Leaf, replaced by Cody Franson against the Bruins on Thursday night. "Its just a little bump in the road here," said Komisarek. "Sometimes it is good to take a step back. I dont think Ive been playing awful. If anything Im feeling confident and I feel good; I like the direction my games going in." Ron Wilson confirmed following Thursdays game that Komisarek will return to the lineup against the Canadiens in Montreal on Saturday. "For Komo, hes struggled the last couple of games," said Wilson. "Getting him a little rest or perspective would help and hell be back in the lineup in Montreal." The Long Island, New York native had gotten off to a solid start early this season, but laboured more recently. He took two penalties and struggled in his own end in just under 12 minutes against the Jets on Wednesday. Komisarek met with Wilson to discuss the benching before Thursdays game. "I went in there and I sat down with him," explained Komisarek, "listened to what they had to say, went back and forth a little bit, but respect the coachs decision. Obviously youre never happy when youre out of the lineup, but hes the coach." Air Max Classic Bw Mujer . Each day, provides the latest rumours, reports and speculation from around the NHL beat. On The Block? According to, the Carolina Hurricanes are looking to trade goaltender Cam Ward, who has a no-trade clause and must approve any deal. Adidas Nmd España . The Red Wings were set to give Mantha an opportunity to make the roster at training camp after he won the QMJHL scoring title last season with the Val DOr Foreurs.MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota Vikings will host their long-time rival Chicago for the final time at Mall of America Field on Sunday. You can see all the action on TSN2 beginning at 1pm et/10am pt. This contest will mark the 32nd time, including playoffs, that the Bears will have played at the Metrodome, the most of any Vikings opponent. Minnesota is moving after the season to TCF Bank Stadium, the home of the University of Minnesota, while its new venue in downtown Minneapolis, which is set to open for the 2016 season, is being built. The Bears handed the Vikings a heartbreaking 31-30 loss in the teams first matchup of the season back in Week 2 on a last second TD, a development that foreshadowed Minnesotas disastrous season, which has included four different fourth-quarter collapses, including lasts weeks 16-point implosion in Green Bay. Trailing 23-7 early in the final frame, the Packers scored 16 unanswered points with Matt Flynn under center to send that game into overtime. Green Bays Mason Crosby and the Vikings Blair Walsh each made field goals for their respective teams in the extra session, but neither team got much going on offense after that and ended in a 26-26 deadlock, the NFLs first tie since Nov. 11, 2012, when the 49ers and Rams played to a 24-24 stalemate. For the Vikings, it was the first time they kissed their sister since 1978, also against the Packers. Christian Ponder connected on 21-of-30 passes for 233 yards and a touchdown for the Vikings, who were coming off a 41-20 loss at Seattle. Adriann Peterson carried the ball 32 times for 146 yards and a score while bruising backup Toby Gerhart added eight totes for 91 yards. Fluorescente Verdes/Azules Nike Air Max 2016 KPU Mujer Zapatos. . "We let it get out of our hands," Ponder said. "Its unfortunate were not walking away with our third victory." The Bears, meanwhile, lost a chance to take over sole possession of first place in the NFC North when they were drubbed by the St. Louis Rams, 42-21. Josh McCown was 36-of-47 for 352 yards with two touchdowns and an interception and Brandon Marshall hauled in 10 receptions for 117 yards and a touchdown for Chicago, which remains tied with Detroit for the top spot in the division following the Lions loss to Tampa Bay Buccaneers. "There are a lot of reasons why you lose, and we didnt do a good job of stopping the run," Bears head coach Marc Trestman said. The Long brothers, Chicago guard Kyle and St. Louis defensive end Chris, were the focal point of a scuffle in the second quarter. In the skirmish, Kyle Long appeared to kick Rams defensive end William Hayes before Chris Long intervened as he dragged his younger brother away from the fracas. "He happened to be a body I saw, so I grabbed him," Chris Long said. "Im sure theres some out there disappointed with it if they were glued to the TV looking for conflict between us." The Vikings and Bears have played 105 times overall with Minnesota holding a slim 53-50-2 edge. Chicago, however, has won seven of the past eight in the series. Cheap Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys ' ' ' 

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