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TORONTO – The Maple Leafs don’t have much to offer these days on the status of injured winger Leo Komarov. “If he doesn’t skate then don’t ask me about him,” said head coach Randy Carlyle with a chuckle over the weekend. “If he skates then we can start talking about him.” Fact is Komarov has skated only once in the nine days since he was concussed by Alex Ovechkin late last month and there appears no clear return in sight. The 27-year-old has missed the past three games and will surely sit out at least the next two – the Leafs playing a back-to-back set with Calgary and Detroit beginning on Tuesday. The team can’t exactly say when he might be able to return because, given the unpredictable nature of concussions, they just dont know. But even the weekend now seems optimistic with another back-to-back on the docket and Komarov still yet to take part in even one practice since the injury. “We don’t know,” said Leafs assistant Peter Horachek following practice Monday, one that Komarov remained out from. “It’s hard to tell what the situation [is] with him right now.” Komarov, who remains around the team, had been working out, riding the bike, playing ping-pong with teammates and filling “his face” with breakfast as Carlyle gleefully noted last week. But he remains away from the group on the ice. Carlyle continues to cite team and league concussion protocol – mostly without specifics – referring often to an unspecified time-frame where the concussed player is to remain symptom-free before he can rejoin teammates on the ice. Based on the two cases in Toronto this season that time-frame would seem to be in and around four days. His symptoms then subsiding, Komarov was held off the ice until last Thursday, four days after he was initially clipped by Alex Ovechkin’s right shoulder on a Saturday night at the ACC. Daniel Winnik was held out for the same period when he was nailed by Avalanche defender Jan Hejda early last month. Unlike Komarov, however, Winnik suffered no concussion (nor subsequent symptoms) on the play. “I think everyone’s more cognizant of it,” Winnik said of the danger with concussions. “You see Sidney [Crosby], ‘Hey I don’t have a concussion’ and then he plays three days later then gets hit again, now he has a concussion. We were more preventative against the possibility of getting one from a hit [afterward].” When Winnik returned to the ice on that fifth day after the initial injury, which saw him knocked unconscious on the Pepsi Center ice, he was fine and played 18 minutes a night later against Boston. “I think we knew I was fine before that, but they just wanted to make sure that when my heart rate really rose to game-like situations that it would be fine,” Winnik said. Komarov didn’t feel right after his only skate (ahead of a Thursday tilt with New Jersey) and he’s been kept out since. “We certainly would like to have him back, but we’ll just let it play out,” Horachek said. Inked for four years and nearly $12 million in the summer, Komarov continues to lead the team in hits (just one shy of 100 in 23 games) and remains tied for third in even-strength points. His feisty presence alongside Winnik on the Leafs first-unit penalty kill has been missed, though the group managed to hold the Canucks off the board in six opportunities Saturday (Winnik totaling more than eight minutes). Such an effort (alongside that of Jonathan Bernier, who made 44 saves) helped the club to its second win in the past three without Komarov and fifth of seven overall. It appears they’ll have to make do for at least a little while longer; how long exactly remains unclear. Martinas Rankin Jersey . -- Wide receiver Sidney Rice should be fully recovered from a torn knee ligament by the time the Seattle Seahawks start defence of their Super Bowl title, general manager John Schneider said Wednesday. Ibraheim Campbell Texans Jersey .com) - The Milwaukee Bucks will try to get another win on this homestand Thursday night when they welcome the Utah Jazz to the Bradley Center. But sometimes the way you lose takes precedence over the final score. And how the Jets lost the 5-4 game to the New York Islanders on Thursday is what had Coach Claude Noel hot after the game. Keke Coutee Jersey . Messier, who had been a special assistant to Rangers general manager Glen Sather, announced Thursday in a statement that he is resigning in order to "expand the game of hockey in the New York area by developing the Kingsbridge National Ice Center. Jordan Akins Jersey . -- Jose Bautista never worries about hitting homers during the regular season.PRETORIA, South Africa -- A subdued Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday described dinner at home, chatting and looking at cellphone photos with Reeva Steenkamp on the last night of her life. Then he erupted in anguished howls and heaving sobs while testifying at his murder trial about the moments when he says he realized he shot his girlfriend through a closed toilet door. The shocking spectacle of what appeared to be a tormented man highlighted the drama of Pistorius inspirational rise and sudden fall. The South African double-amputee runner captured the worlds attention when he successfully fought for permission to run in the 2012 Olympics on his carbon-fiber prostheses. The very next year, he was facing charges for killing the woman he said he loved. The court in Pretoria, the South African capital, adjourned because of the star athletes breakdown, ending a day in which Pistorius spoke of the loving aspects of his relationship with Steenkamp in testimony designed to counter a prosecution picture of him as temperamental and overbearing, and then outlined his version of the final hours before the shooting. "I sat over Reeva and I cried," Pistorius said, telling how he broke open the stall door in his bathroom in the early hours of Feb. 14, 2013 to discover his bloodied girlfriend slumped in the cubicle. "I dont know how long I was there for." Pistorius has said in statements that he shot Steenkamp after mistaking her for an intruder in his bathroom. Tuesday marked the first time he has spoken publicly about the details of the fatal shooting. Prosecutors call Pistorius story an intricate lie and maintain he intentionally killed his 29-year-old girlfriend, a model and reality TV show star, after an argument. The 27-year-old Olympian faces a life sentence with a minimum of 25 years before parole if convicted of premeditated murder. The judge, Thokozile Masipa, will deliver the verdict because South Africa does not have a jury system. Pistorius has often shown emotion while listening to testimony since the trial began March 3, burying his head in his hands, weeping and even vomiting on a couple of occasions. Tuesdays outburst on the witness stand was his most demonstrative, and it forced a brief adjournment. Pistorius didnt stand up when the judge left, and also started to wail as he slumped in his seat. His brother and sister went over to comfort him. After a while he left the courtroom through a side door, still crying. When Masipa returned, she ended proceedings for the day. Pistorius had by that time come back, jaw clenched, to the witness box. He was composed when he left the court and walked to a waiting vehicle. The trial was to reconvene on Wednesday. Led by defence lawyer Barry Roux for the second day of his testimony, the runner provided more detail about his timeline of events leading up to the shooting. He said the couple had dinner about 7 p.m. and later sat chatting in the bedroom with the television on, and that Steenkamp showed him somee photographs on her phone.dddddddddddd He said he fell asleep between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. and woke up early the next morning. At that point, he said, Steenkamp asked him: "Cant you sleep?" "No, I cant," Pistorius said he replied. Then he said stepped out to the balcony to get fans, and when he returned to the darkened bedroom he heard a noise from the bathroom. "Thats the moment that everything changed," Pistorius testified. Pistorius said he felt fearful and vulnerable as he moved to the bathroom, walking only on his stumps because he had removed his prosthetic legs before going to bed. He said he was screaming for Steenkamp to call the police. "I wasnt sure if someone was going to come out the toilet and attack me," he said. He also testified he heard a door slam, which he said he took as "confirmation" that there was an intruder in the bathroom, and fired four shots at the toilet cubicle with his 9 mm pistol. After the shots, Pistorius said, he searched for Steenkamp in his bedroom, patting the bed where he says he thought she was in the dark, searching on the floor next to it where he thought she might be hiding, and also behind the curtains. "It was at that point ... that it first dawned on me that maybe it was Reeva in the toilet," Pistorius said. He said he screamed for help. Neighbours of Pistorius who were called by the prosecution have testified that they heard a womans terrified screams before and during what they thought were gunshots. Some also said they thought they heard a mans voice. The defence has suggested that the neighbours heard only Pistorius screaming and not a woman. In earlier testimony Tuesday, Pistorius denied three other charges against him relating to firing a gun in public on two occasions, and illegal possession of ammunition. He said he wasnt to blame for a shot going off in a busy Johannesburg restaurant because a friend handed him an "unsafe" gun with a bullet in the chamber under the table. He also said he wasnt guilty of illegally possessing .38-calibre ammunition in his home because he was safekeeping it for his father and he had no intention to use it. Pistorius was born without fibula bones because of a congenital defect, and his legs were amputated when he was 11 months old. He ran on carbon-fiber blades and is a multiple Paralympic medallist . He competed at the London Olympics but didnt win a medal. In a dramatic scene before the packed courtroom Tuesday, Pistorius left briefly at one point to change out of his dark suit and into a white shirt and shorts, similar to the clothes he was wearing when he killed Steenkamp. Prompted by his lawyer, Pistorius then took off his prosthesis and stood on his stumps by the bullet-marked toilet door, which has remained in the courtroom for much of the trial. It appeared to be an effort by the defence to illustrate what they describe as the Olympians vulnerability at the time of the shooting. China Jerseys Cheap Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Discount NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys 2020 Wholesale Jerseys 2020 Wholesale NFL White Jerseys ' ' '










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