Leafs recall Kozun, Komarov still feeling effects of Ovechkin hit

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The Toronto Maple Leafs recalled Brandon Kozun from a conditioning stint on Saturday, but it’s not all good news as Leo Komarov remains sidelined, TSN’s Mark Masters reports.

Komarov (pictured) will miss his third consecutive game with a concussion suffered from a questionable hit by Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin. The 27-year-old seemed to be progressing earlier this week, but had a setback lately.

Komarov’s health isn’t the only concern for Toronto as the Maple Leafs face the Vancouver Canucks; Phil Kessel admitted that he’s not exactly 100 percent to Masters.

Toronto must suck it up, however, as this is an important time for the Buds to soak up standings points. They play five of their next six at home, yet things get bumpy after that. They only play five home games from Dec. 18 through Feb. 6.