May 12, 2013; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Maple Leafs left wing Nikolai Kulemin (41) tries to tip a puck past Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask (40) during the second period of game six of the first round of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Maple Leafs Injury Update: Kulemin and Fraser

It looks like the Toronto Maple Leafs will see Nikolai Kulemin and Mark Fraser return to the line up very soon as they are set to participate in their first full practice.

Nikolai Kulemin has been out since taking a shot off the ankle in practice on October 4. His injury was diagnosed as a chipped ankle and was expected to be out for two weeks. It has now been over 4 weeks and he is just now participating in full practice. This could mean there is still a ways to go or he will be in the Leafs line up on Tuesday.

Mark Fraser has been out since the Leafs played the Philadelphia Flyers on October 2. Fraser twisted his knee during the game and left the arena on crutches. He was placed on LTIR on October 4. His absence allowed Morgan Rielly, who has been excellent, to play with the team. There is no telling what Rielly’s fate will be when Fraser returns especially with the recent call up of John-Michael Liles.

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