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More tests scheduled for Maple Leafs defenceman Kubina’s injured left knee

The Leafs said he was scheduled for more tests Tuesday night. One report Tuesday said Kubina had a sprained MCL. A Leafs source said it was at least a sprain, if not worse, and that more tests were needed to find out conclusively.

Kubina signed a US$20-million, four-year contract with the Leafs over the summer, one of Toronto’s key off-season additions. He’s the most significant in a long line of injured Toronto defencemen, joining Andrew Wozniewski (shoulder), Carlo Colaiacovo (head), Staffan Kronwall (ankle) and Brenden Bell (foot).

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Tough guy Wade Belak will likely revert back to defence for Thursday’s game at New Jersey after playing forward in the last three games, joining a blue-line that still has Bryan McCabe, Tomas Kaberle, Hal Gill, Ian White and Jay Harrison.