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Kessel was demoted to the Maple Leafs 4th line in Wednesday's practice.

Kessel has seen his ice-time dimish in the last few games. He played just 14:31 on Saturday and then only 12:57 last night, while positing a minus-4 rating. He is reportedly dealing with an undisclosed injury, yet he has not come out of the lineup. He has just three goals and three assists in his last 18 games.

Source: Stephen Whyno 02/11/15, 8:33 am EST

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Kessel will play on Saturday despite missing the morning skate.

Kessel left Thursday’s game for a brief period of time but did return to finish the game. He likely just sat out this morning to rest some bumps and bruises, but will suit up tonight vs. the Rangers. He is riding a five-game point streak (3G / 7A) and has seven goals and 11 assists (18 points) in 13 games on the year.

Source: Paul Hendrick 11/8/14, 6:28 am EST

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Kessel (bruised foot) will play Tuesday.

Kessel did not skate this morning or Monday, but head coach Randy Carlyle said that Kessel is good-to-go tonight vs. the Flames. Kessel suffered the injury after taking a hard pass from James van Riemsdyk off of the inside of his foot. Kessel has just two goals and two assists during the Leafs eight games skid, they will need him to be firing on all cylinders down the stretch.

Source: James Mirtle 04/1/14, 8:02 am EST

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Maple Leafs head coach Randy Carlyle said that Kessel has been nursing an injury lately, but should be good-to-go on Tuesday.

Kessel left practice this morning, but ended up returning. Monitor his status during Tuesday's morning skate. Kessel has seven goals and nine assists (16 points) in his last nine games. If he is available tomorrow, make sure he is active.

Source: Jonas Siegel 01/27/14, 7:05 am EST

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The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed Phil Kessel to an 8-year, $64 million US ($8 million AAV) contract extension. The contract comes with a no-movement clause and a limited no-trade clause.

Since being traded to the Maple Leafs, Kessel has scored 119 goals in four seasons. He has had three 30-goal seasons and 20 goals in the shortened season (on pace for 34). He is a one dimensional player, but it is hard to find a consistent 30-goal scorer so Kessel will remain the centrepiece of the Maple Leafs roster for the next eight years. In seven NHL seasons with the Bruins and Maple Leafs, he has 185 goals and 379 points in 504 games.

Source: James Mirtle 10/1/13, 7:52 am EST

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Kessel still goal-less in 2013.

Kessel leads the league in shots on goal this season but still doesn't have a goal. Now it is not like he isn't playing well, because he is. He's generated tons of chances and hit iron multiple times. It is only a matter of time before he gets a goal. Could it be tonight? And once he does get that monkey off his back, will the flood gates open?

Source: Stephen Whyno 02/5/13, 10:06 am EST

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