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Maple Leafs send forward Battaglia to AHL for conditioning stint

TORONTO – The Toronto Maple Leafs sent forward Bates Battaglia to the American Hockey League on Thursday for a conditioning stint.

Battaglia has appeared in 13 games this season and has yet to record a point. The 32-year-old hasn’t appeared in a game since Nov. 24.

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He’s earning US$625,000 this season.