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Is ‘Leaf Land’ in trouble?

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With a point lead on the Boston Bruins and a tough schedule to close, are the Toronto Maple Leafs in trouble?

The Maple Leafs currently sit sixth in the East with a point lead over the Bruins for third in the Atlantic. But, with games against some of the leagues best still coming up, some Leafs fans are already in panic mode.

The Leafs are a team currently in the process of a rebuild, but have seen many rewards already. The success of the rookie filled roster should not be overlooked, something is finally clicking in Toronto. But, during a game against the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night, they lost a key piece early and lost 5-2.

Goaltender Frederik Andersen was pulled from the game early on with an undisclosed upper-body injury. It was later revealed that the injury was in the jaw and he was removed as a precaution. Andersen has not complained about any concussion like symptoms, so the season may be far from over for Andersen.

However, the Leafs did re-call goaltender Garret Sparks on emergency basis. It remains unknown as to whether or not Andersen will dress for tonight’s game against the Florida Panthers.

With 85 points, one above the Bruins, they have eight games remaining. They will do battle with the Sabres once more on April 3. They will close out the season against two of the East’s best, the Pittsburgh Penguins and Columbus Blue Jackets. No pressure.

The Leafs host the Panthers tonight, then will head to Nashville to play the Predators on Thursday.