News:Tyler Bozak (biceps) won't require surgery, the Toronto Sun reports.
Analysis:Tyler Bozak was sidelined for the final two games of the first-round series with the Bruins after injuring the biceps during a faceoff in Game 5. He's expected to require four weeks of recovery time before resuming offseason workouts.
News:Tyler Bozak (undisclosed) will not play in Game 7 against the Bruins on Monday, Darren Dreger of TSN reports.
Analysis:Tyler Bozak missed Sunday's Game 6 after participating in the warmup, and didn't make the trip to Boston on Monday. There's no word yet on the severity of the center's injury, so whether or not he will be available for the next round if the Leafs advance is still unknown.
News:Tyler Bozak netted a shorthanded goal in Friday's 2-1 win over Boston. It was his first playoff goal.
Analysis: He got around Andrew Ference and ended up on a breakaway; he made no mistake to open the scoring. He's been suffering from some type of upper-body injury and has had a hard time shooting the puck, so this is a nice sign that he might be healing up.
News:Tyler Bozak, who missed the last two regular season games due to an upper-body injury, will play in Game 1 on Wednesday against the Bruins, according to TSN.ca.
Analysis:Tyler Bozak, who finished his 2013 campaign with 28 points in 46 games, will be back to center the top line with James van Riemsdyk and Phil Kessel.
News:Tyler Bozak (upper body) is expected to play in Game 1 against the Bruins on Wednesday, Mark Masters of TSN reports.
Analysis: The center has missed the last two games with the injury, but it looks like he'll be ready to go for the start of the playoffs.
News:Tyler Bozak (undisclosed) departed from the ice shortly after practice started Monday, TSN's Jonas Siegel reports.
Analysis: Consider Tyler Bozak day-to-day as Wednesday's playoff opener against the Bruins approaches. The center finished the 2012-13 regular season with 12 goals and 28 points in 46 games for the Leafs.
News:Tyler Bozak (upper body) sat out Saturday's game, TSN.ca reports.
Analysis:Tyler Bozak missed his second straight game with an upper-body injury Saturday. His status for the beginning of the postseason is unknown. He remains day-to-day.
Maple Leafs' Bozak (Undisclosed) Misses Saturday Morning Skate
News:Tyler Bozak (undisclosed) did not participate in Saturday morning's skate and is looking doubtful for Saturday's game against Montreal, TSN's Jonas Siegel reports.
Analysis:Tyler Bozak could still end up playing, but he sat Thursday and is not looking good for Saturday's regular season finale. While the nature of his injury has not been officially disclosed, it is rumored to be a shoulder issue.
News: There has been no official update on Tyler Bozak's status for Saturday, but there is a possibility he may be suffering the effects of a hard hit to the shoulder.
Analysis: He was hammered by Tampa Bay's Radko Gudas during Wednesday's game, but he played on with no indication there was a problem. He missed Thursday's game and practice Friday, but did take part in off-ice shooting drills. There was nothing to suggest the issue is serious; perhaps there will be an update Saturday.
News: Maple Leafs coach Randy Carlyle said Friday that he's unsure whether Tyler Bozak (undisclosed) will be available for Saturday's game against the Canadiens, Jonas Siegel of TSN Radio 1050 reports.
Analysis:Tyler Bozak's absence from Thursday's lineup was deemed for maintenance purposes, but it seems he may be dealing with some sort of injury. Carlyle didn't elaborate on Bozak's condition, so continue to consider him day-to-day until information becomes available.
Maple Leafs' Bozak Taking A Maintenance Day Thursday
News:Tyler Bozak's absence from Thursday's lineup is for maintenance purposes, TSN's James Mirtle reports.
Analysis:Tyler Bozak may be dealing with some kind of minor injury, but this would seem to indicate that Toronto brass expects to have him healthy going forward. No word yet on whether Bozak is expected to play in Saturday's regular season finale against the Canadiens.
News:Tyler Bozak scored his 11th goal of the season in Saturday's game against New Jersey. It stood up as the game-winner.
Analysis: He has six points (two goals, four assists) in his last four games. He's a free agent this summer and has established himself as a bona fide second-line center. That means big money even if he doesn't deliver big numbers from a fantasy perspective.
News:Tyler Bozak scored a goal and assisted on two more (one an empty-netter) in Thursday's win over Carolina.
Analysis: That's five points in the last two games for Tyler Bozak, a sparkling offensive outburst for a guy who'd picked up just two multi-point efforts previously this year. He certainly appears to be fitting in well with Phil Kessel and Joffrey Lupul, giving his fantasy value a nice boost.
News:Tyler Bozak picked up two assists after Leafs' coach Randy Carlyle moved Joffrey Lupul back to the top line alongside the center and Phil Kessel.
Analysis: It's the first time in 10 games that he recorded multiple points and the Lupul move immediately injected fire into the top line. The trio has remarkable chemistry, so Tyler Bozak's value goes up if they stay together.
News:Tyler Bozak scored his sixth goal of the season and added an assist Wednesday against the Senators.
Analysis: It's his first goal in nine games, but he's actually on the same overall scoring pace as he delivered last season. However, he plays a deep position and he only provides spot fantasy value in leagues that don't count categories like face-off performance.
News:Tyler Bozak scored his fifth goal of the season in Saturday's win over Ottawa. He has at least one point in four of his last five games.
Analysis: He's probably the furthest from your typical top-line center as you'll find, but he's delivering for the Leafs. And with five points (three goals, two assists) in his last five games, he's providing valuable production for his owners.
News:Tyler Bozak picked up an assist Monday to stretch his point streak to three games and four points (two goals, two assists).
Analysis: Phil Kessel is heating up and so is Tyler Bozak. Those of you in deep formats stand to benefit.
News:Tyler Bozak scored a goal Saturday against Montreal. He now has three points in his last two games.
Analysis: He picked up a goal and an assist Thursday against the Jets so his point streak stands at a meager two games. But his pace, if extended over a full season, would net him mid-50s points and that would be a career best. He just keeps getting it done.
News:Tyler Bozak picked up a power-play assist in Monday's 2-1 loss to Buffalo. He also won 85 percent of his face-offs (22 of 26).
Analysis:Tyler Bozak has points in both Leafs' games this season and both have come on the PP. He has fantasy value as long as he's the Leafs' top pivot.
News:Tyler Bozak will be on the Leafs' top line for their season opener against the Canadiens, TSN Radio 1050 reports.
Analysis:Tyler Bozak had been the subject of earlier trade rumors in a potential deal for Roberto Luongo, but he'll get a bump in fantasy value playing alongside Joffrey Lupul and Phil Kessel. Bozak thrived with the two wings last season, recording 18 goals and 29 assists over 73 games. His per game averages could be even better this season, as there's still room for growth in his game.
News:Tyler Bozak's fantasy value this season could be higher than expected if Leafs' coach Randy Carlyle keeps him together with Joffrey Lupul and Phil Kessel on the team's top line. "Obviously I love playing with those two guys," Bozak told the Toronto Star. "If I get that opportunity I will try to make the most of it. We did well together for long stretches last year."
Analysis: His name has been tossed around in a potential deal for Roberto Luongo, but Tyler Bozak takes it all in stride. "Rumors are just rumors for now," continued the center. Given the shortened season, it would be logical for Carlyle to keep the trio together. The team needs a good start and the three had great chemistry together last year. If so, he could deliver at career point-per-game levels.
News:Tyler Bozak scored twice and added an assist in Tuesday's loss to Buffalo, finishing a plus-3 as well.
Analysis:Tyler Bozak scored on the only two shots he took. He has already set a career high in goals with 18, and his 47 points on the season are solid for a younger player. Bozak is definitely a player to remember in deeper leagues next season.
News:Tyler Bozak established a new career high in goals when he netted his 16th of the season Friday against the Devils.
Analysis: His scoring pace has slowed over the last month. But he now has points in back-to-back games and four in his last six outings. We still believe he profiles as a third-line scoring type; evaluate his keeper status based on that.
News:Tyler Bozak picked up his first goal in six games and his second in his last 13 when he sniped his 15th of the season in Tuesday's loss to the Panthers.
Analysis:Tyler Bozak has struggled offensively over the last month, tallying just five points (three goals, two assists) in 15 games since February 11. He's a must-sit right now and perhaps the foreseeable future. The Leafs just aren't scoring much these days.
News:Tyler Bozak scored his first goal in seven games in Wednesday's loss to the Blackhawks.
Analysis: He had just one assist and a minus-3 rating in the six games leading into Wednesday. His 37 overall points make him valuable in only the deepest of formats.
News:Tyler Bozak scored a goal and added two assists in Toronto's 5-0 win over Ottawa on Saturday.
Analysis: Nice night for the center who was also plus-3 on the night. He now has 30 points in 43 games and is just two points away from his career best set last year. And he could still reach the 50-point plateau, giving him value in medium and deep formats.
News:Tyler Bozak (shoulder) was back on the ice and centering the top line at practice Monday, according to a report on Toronto's Sportsnet 590 The Fan. He expects to play Tuesday.
Analysis: Get ready to get him in your lineup. Phil Kessel and Joffrey Lupul have played well with him in there and they're both poised to break out of mini-slumps.
News:Tyler Bozak (shoulder) remains a week away, James Mirtle of the Globe & Mail reports.
Analysis: More on Tyler Bozak's status once a more firm timetable for his return is presented, but he's not going to help fantasy owners in the short term.
News:Tyler Bozak (shoulder) has been placed on injured reserve Saturday with a shoulder injury, Sportsnet Canada reports
Analysis:Tyler Bozak suffered the injury during Friday's practice after taking a hard fall into the boards. The extent of the injury is not known at this time, but it is safe to say that Bozak will be out at least 1-2 weeks. On the season, Bozak has 25 points in 35 games played.
News:Tyler Bozak's status for Saturday's game against the Jets is unknown after he tumbled hard into the end boards during practice Friday, reports Jonas Siegel of TSN Radio 1050.
Analysis: At first, Tyler Bozak seemed to shake off the impact but he quickly left the ice favoring his shoulder and didn't return. Coach Ron Wilson was unsure of Bozak's status for Saturday. There's a heavy slate of games that night so you should probably look elsewhere for help.
News:Tyler Bozak was relegated to the third line Monday as Tim Connolly moved up to the top line. Bozak responded with an assist.
Analysis: He's on a three-game point streak (one goal, four assists) and has 23 points in 31 games this season. His game has matured and he is improving in the faceoff circle -- he went 16-for-22 for a 73 percent winning rate on Monday. He has surprising fantasy value, even at the deep position at center -- use him well.
News:Tyler Bozak had a big game on Saturday night. He scored a goal and added two assists against the Canucks.
Analysis: It was his first goal in eight games. But his production has been steady -- six points -- in his last six games. Center is deep so he's a borderline activation in a lot of formats. But if you can roll him as a forward, you should slot him in.
News:Tyler Bozak tallied a power-play assist in Monday's win over the Rangers.
Analysis: His chemistry with Phil Kessel and Joffrey Lupul is divine and the trio has significantly improved the Leafs' once-horrid power play. His 17 points in 25 games put him on a mid-50s pace and that means he's fantasy relevant in all but the shallowest of leagues.
News:Tyler Bozak picked up two goals, including a power-play tally, Sunday against Anaheim.
Analysis:Tyler Bozak now has six goals and 16 points in 22 games, and he has scored seven points in his last five games. He looks primed to put up much better numbers this season than he did last year.
News:Tyler Bozak had an outstanding fantasy night Tuesday against the Lightning. He scored two goals and added one assist.
Analysis: One of the goals came on the power play; the other came on a gift from Bolts goalie Dwayne Roloson. Tyler Bozak is showing remarkable chemistry with Joffrey Lupul and Phil Kessel, and now has nine points (four goals, five assists) in his last seven games. Use him while he's hot.
News:Tyler Bozak scored a goal and added an assist Saturday in a win over the Capitals. He now has six points in his last five games.
Analysis: He, Phil Kessel and Joffrey Lupul have some serious chemistry -- Tyler Bozak is still on that line despite the return of Tim Connolly. Take advantage while they're rolling.
News:Tyler Bozak potted his first goal of the season in Saturday's loss to the Senators.
Analysis: Well, that took 15 games. It's a far cry from the 15 he drained last season. His fantasy value remains limited despite three points in his last two games.
News:Tyler Bozak picked up two assists Thursday night. The points snapped a six-game point drought.
Analysis: He's still without a goal this season and has just seven assists. He's filling in for Tim Connolly on the top line but he's just not well suited for this kind of role. He's best suited to be a third-line checker.
News: With Tim Connolly expected to miss up to two weeks, Tyler Bozak will bump up to the top line. He's listed as the No. 1 center for Tuesday's game against the Panthers.
Analysis:Tyler Bozak is still looking for his first goal of the season and hasn't even registered a point in his last five games, so we'd advise some caution here. That said, he's now going to be skating with Phil Kessel and Joffrey Lupul, so his fortunes could change quite quickly.
News:Tyler Bozak (foot) will play in Thursday's game against the Rangers, James Mirtle of the Globe & Mail reports.
Analysis:Tyler Bozak will return to the ice after sitting out the last two games with the sore foot. Expect him to be back on the top line between Phil Kessel and Joffrey Lupul unless the team activates Tim Connolly (upper body) and uses him there instead.
News:Tyler Bozak (foot) did not play Monday against the Flyers.
Analysis: We expect him to be in there Wednesday if he was a game-time decision this night. He's been playing well with Joffrey Lupul and Phil Kessel, but Tim Connolly is on the verge of returning and that will all but strip Tyler Bozak of his linemates. And you know exactly what that will do to his value.
News:Tyler Bozak (foot) did not play Saturday and is a game-time decision for Monday's game against Philadelphia, James Mirtle of The Globe and Mail reports.
Analysis: He was on the ice for the team's morning skate, but we advise waiting for the official word from the coaching staff before inserting him into your active lineup Monday.
News: Coach Ron Wilson said that Tyler Bozak, who blocked a shot off his foot in the third period of Thursday's game, will be a game-time decision Saturday.
Analysis: First it was the wrist injury and now this. Perhaps a night off would do the forward some good. If he can't go, Matthew Lombardi will move up to take his place with David Steckel taking over for him on the power play.
News:Tyler Bozak has been playing through a wrist injury, James Mirtle of the Globe & Mail reports.
Analysis:Tyler Bozak has not missed any action, but he apparently dealt with the injury during training camp and was still seen wearing a large ice pack at Tuesday's practice. Bozak should remain on the ice going forward, but be aware that he may not be playing at 100 percent.
News:Tyler Bozak (general soreness) will skate between Phil Kessel and Joffrey Lupul while Tim Connolly recovers from his upper-body injury, reports the Toronto Star.
Analysis: It's temporary but the Leafs have already seen Connolly and Nazem Kadri go down with injuries. He won't play there Friday night because of aches and pains, but it's possible he'll be there Saturday. And he could occasionally see a game or two there in the regular season, if required. But it doesn't escalate his fantasy value.
News: Head coach Ron Wilson said Tyler Bozak is too "banged up" to play against Buffalo in Friday's preseason game, The Globe and Mail reports.
Analysis: This looks like simply a precaution. Toronto needs Tyler Bozak, who had two goals and an assist in Monday's game, to be healthy for the beginning of the regular season.
News:Tyler Bozak potted two goals in Monday's preseason win over Ottawa, also adding an assist.
Analysis: The youngster is slated for third line center duty in Toronto and Monday's showing should inspire some confidence for the budding pivot.
News: There's one open spot on the Leafs' roster this season and that's on the left side of the third line beside Tyler Bozak and Colby Armstrong.
Analysis: The gig appears to be open to one of four guys -- Nazem Kadri, Joe Colborne, Matt Frattin and Phillipe Dupuis -- each of whom would bring a different dimension to the line. But Tyler Bozak needs to have a quick start to the season with Matthew Lombardi lurking in the wings or he risks quickly slipping onto the fourth line. And completely out of fantasy relevance.
News: Bozak signed a two-year deal with the Leafs on Tuesday, reports the Toronto Star.
Analysis: There's no word on the amount but we can't expect it's going to be high. He had 15 goals and 17 assists during a season where he was over-matched as Phil Kessel's center. This season, he's destined for a demotion of sorts -- he'll settle in on the third line now that Tim Connolly is in the fold.
News: Bozak scored a shorthanded goal Wednesday against the Devils.
Analysis: He has quietly salvaged a bad season with eight points in his last 13 games. But his 32 points overall are a sorry amount for a so-called top-line center. He is unlikely to retain the role next season and is likely destined to be the Buds' third-line pivot. Your draft sheets should reflect that for next season.
News: Bozak erupted for two goals and an assist Thursday night in a win over Montreal.
Analysis: He had a particularly valuable fantasy night, delivering a power-play goal and assist, and the game-winner, too. That is, unless you're scoring face-off percentage -- he lost 15 of 22 for a 32 percent success rate. The points are his first in 15 games so don't get your hopes up. He may rebound next season but it may come on the third line given the Leafs' desire to obtain a top-line center. His value is limited now and into next season.
News: Bozak is mired in a 14-game scoring slump.
Analysis: He also has just one goal in his last 23 games. These are miserable results for a guy vested with the responsibility of being a top-line center. He's not a fantasy asset at this point and his keeper value is plummeting.
News: Bozak scored twice, including the game-winner, in Saturday's win over Ottawa.
Analysis: It's a rare offensive outburst for a guy who has underperformed this season. But he has three goals in his last two games and may be getting the confidence he needs to ratchet things up.
News: Bozak scored his fourth goal of the season in Wednesday's loss to Pittsburgh.
Analysis: He's still scuffling and probably shouldn't be up at the NHL level right now. But he has started to pick things up, if only a little, of late -- he has three points in his last five games. But he's still not worth a roster spot in any format other than deep keeper leagues.
News: Bozak was dropped from the top line late in Saturday's loss and practiced Monday as the third-line center, reports the Toronto Star.
Analysis: Scuffling isn't the word for his sketchy play but the Leafs need his faceoff ability right now. He skated between Fredrik Sjostrom and Kris Versteeg, a trio that could actually bring a little spark to the ice. He shouldn't be rostered right now, anyway. Avoid him.
News: Bozak scored just his third goal of the season Monday against the Stars.
Analysis: He has just six points in 20 games and quite honestly should be sent down to the AHL to tighten his game. It's unlikelty to happen, though. Right now, avoid activation in all formats.
News: Leafs' coach Ron Wilson has been critical of Bozak's line of late and essentially called them out after Monday's practice, reports the Toronto Star.
Analysis: "They're not supporting each other enough," Wilson said. "If you'd put a snap shot or freeze-frame camera on the [Mikhail] Grabovski line or the [Christian] Hanson line (Saturday), you would have seen three guys around the puck all the time. With those three guys (Bozak line) you don't see that enough." We have to remember Bozak is essentially a rookie given the small number of games that he's played. And centering any team's top line is nearly impossible for a guy in his first couple seasons.
News: Bozak sniped a power-play goal in Wednesday's shootout loss to Washington.
Analysis: It's just his second goal and fifth point of the season. Coach Ron Wilson had tried rolling him on the lower lines Wednesday but he was at his best when he was shuffled up to a scoring line again. He's still a big risk in most formats -- he just doesn't score enough to be an active centerman.
News: Bozak scored his first goal of the season in Tuesday's 3-1 victory over the Panthers. It came on the power play.
Analysis: His entire game was a whole lot better than it had been of late. He also won nine of 14 faceoffs and seemed to show some solid chemistry with Nikolai Kulemin, the winger who so successfully skated with him at the end of last season. Center is deep so he's not an automatic roll in formats with positional designations. But keep an eye on him to see if he, Kulemin and Phil Kessel can rekindle their chemistry.
News: Bozak was benched for most of the third period of Thursday's game against the Rangers. He saw just three shifts that period.
Analysis: Sure, he's recovering from a broken ear drum from that shot he took in the head at Sunday's practice. But the guy just didn't play well Thursday -- he spent too much time on the perimeter and seemed a step behind the play. Hopefully he gets the message and rebounds. Watch him carefully and activate him only if you see signs of real life.
News: Bozak took a Phil Kessel shot to the ear at Sunday's practice, reports AM640 in Toronto.
Analysis: He rushed off the ice and didn't return to the ice but afterwards, coach Ron Wilson said "he's apparently okay." Hopefully his helmet took the brunt of the impact without leaving any lingering concussive effects.
News: Bozak picked up two helpers in Friday's OT win over the Rangers. One came on the power play.
Analysis: He played a much better game than he and his linemates did Wednesday night against Pittsburgh. He remains a 60-point threat as long as he keeps his job as the Buds' top center.
News: Maple Leafs C Tyler Bozak scored a goal during Monday's game against the Sharks. Toronto struck first when Bozak converted a nifty feed from Phil Kessel to beat Evgeni Nabokov midway through the first period. Bozak has two goals and three assists during a four-game point streak.
Analysis: Bozak has been on a tear since he was elevated to the top line in place of the traded Matt Stajan. The undrafted free agent is doing nothing to lose playing time and could be a real sleeper down the stretch in Fantasy. It seems he is going to get his chances to score.
News: Maple Leafs C Tyler Bozak scored and assisted in Saturday's 5-0 win over the Senators.
Analysis: Bozak appears to be making most of his time as the top center in Toronto with four points in his last three games. His college and junior numbers suggest Bozak has the offensive talent to be a solid NHL contributor, but only time will tell. He remains a solid keeper option for the future, and owners who like to take fliers might want to grab him in deeper seasonal formats just in case his stats do continue to improve.
News: The Globe and Mail reports that, with the roster shakeup in Toronto, 23-year-old C Tyler Bozak is now the team's No. 1 center. He will play between Alexei Ponikarovsky and Phil Kessel on Tuesday vs. the Devils.
Analysis: Bozak has only played in 11 games this season, but has managed a goal and five assists. His college and junior numbers suggest Bozak has the offensive talent to be a solid NHL contributor, but only time will tell. He remains a solid keeper option for the future, and owners who like to take fliers might want to grab him in deeper seasonal formats just in case his stats do improve.
News:Vesa Toskala made 38 saves for his first shutout since October 2008, Tyler Bozak scored his first NHL goal and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-0 on Thursday. Bozak opened the scoring at 8:44 of the second period. The 23-year-old Bozak turned defenseman Ole-Kristian Tollefsen inside-out before beating Michael Leighton high to the glove side. He also had an assist and finished at plus-2.
Analysis: Bozak has points in three NHL games. The Leafs signed him as an undrafted college free agent last April and are hoping he develops into a top forward. He has managed to get on the stat sheet in every game he has played this season, so perhaps Toronto will keep Bozak around. Consider him a potential sleeper in Fantasy.
News: The Maple Leafs have summoned C Tyler Bozak from the AHL. The Globe and Mail reports that Bozak could immediately join the top line in Toronto.
Analysis: Bozak is owned in five percent of leagues, which seems a little high for a guy who went undrafted out of the University of Denver and isn't exactly lighting up the AHL this season with 20 points in 32 games. If he settles in nicely and begins clicking with struggling star Phil Kessel though, he could certainly be worth snapping up in deeper leagues.
News: The Maple Leafs have sent C Tyler Bozak back to the AHL.
Analysis: Bozak was called up earlier this week as Toronto made some roster tweaks in order to try and send a message. Bozak should have a future in the game, so continue to stash him away in long-term keeper leagues.
News: The Maple Leafs have called up G James Reimer and C Tyler Bozak. Reimer will back up G Joey MacDonald and Bozak will make his NHL debut on Tuesday vs. Colorado.
Analysis: Reimer might be up for a while if Vesa Toskala's suspected knee injury turns out to be more of an issue than previously expected, but he won't have any Fantasy value as a No. 2 goalie behind MacDonald. The 22-year-old Bozak is in his first pro season after spending two years at the University of Denver. He's more of a long-term keeper option and likely won't be up for long.
News: The Maple Leafs assigned forwards Tyler Bozak, Nikolai Kulemin and Jiri Tlusty and goaltender Joey MacDonald to Toronto of the AHL.
Analysis: Bozak made a strong impression during camp, but Toronto still feels he needs some time in the minors. Tlusty and Kulemin have been grave disappointments since last season. MacDonald was always expected to open in the minors with Vesa Toskala and Jonas Gustavsson healthy. Keep these players out of active Fantasy lineups.