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The Sharks have acquired Roman Polak and Nick Spaling from the Maple Leafs for Raffi Torres, a 2017 second round pick and 2018 second round pick.

Polak is a pending unrestricted free agent at the end of the season, but provides the Sharks’ with depth on the blueline for a playoff push. Polak has 13 points (1G / 12A) in 55 games, led the Maple Leafs in blocked shots (102) and was second in hits (220).

Source: @MapleLeafs 02/22/16, 6:04 am EST

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Polak (knee) skated on his own for the first time since suffering the injury.

Polak has been sidelined with a strained left knee since November 22nd. He was scheduled to miss four weeks, which would put him on track to return a week from tomorrow. Since he just returned today, it looks like he will be out passed that original timetable, but this is a positive sign for the Maple Leafs’ blue line.

Source: Jonas Siegel 12/12/14, 5:49 am EST

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The Maple Leafs traded Carl Gunnarsson to the Blues for Roman Polak and a fourth-round pick.

Polak, 28, is 6-foot-1, 225 lbs. and plays a very safe, stay-at-home defensive style. The Leafs blueline was questionable at times in 2013-14, but now they can slide the physical Polak beside Jake Gardiner or Morgan Rielly and allow them to play more offence while Polak provides a steady presence in the defensive zone.

Source: James Mirtle 06/30/14, 9:26 am EST

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Defenseman Roman Polak (ankle) was a full participant in Monday's practice and could make his return to the lineup Tuesday.

Polak has missed the last 10 games with a partially fractured left ankle. "I think I'm pretty close," Polak said. "I think I have the green light to go. I don't know when ... if it's going to be tomorrow, the day after. I'm going to do whatever I can to get back in the lineup and we'll see what the coaches decide." Head coach Ken Hitchcock said that Polak will be re-evaluated Tuesday morning.

Source: Jeremy Rutherford 01/13/14, 11:07 am EST

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