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Sundin returns to Toronto

Vancouver (29-21-8) at Toronto (21-26-11), 7:00 pm EST

TORONTO (Ticker) -- Mats Sundin will lead the surging Vancouver

Canucks into a very familiar building Saturday.

Sundin will make his first trip to the Air Canada Centre as a

member of the Canucks, who will aim for their fourth straight

win against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The 38-year-old Sundin signed with Vancouver during this

campaign after spending the previous 13 seasons with the Maple

Leafs. The popular Swede left the storied franchise as the

club's all-time leader in goals (420) and points (987).

After a slow start with his new club, Sundin has heated up

lately, scoring four goals and nine points in the last eight

games. His success has translated into wins for the Canucks,

who are 7-1-0 over that stretch.

Sundin, who led the Maple Leafs with 32 goals and 78 points last

season, had an assist during Vancouver's 4-2 victory over the

Ottawa Senators on Thursday. Henrik and Daniel Sedin combined

for two goals and four assists in that one.

Toronto is coming off Thursday's 4-3 shootout loss to the

Columbus Blue Jackets.

Nik Antropov netted a pair of goals, Jamal Mayers tallied and

Alexei Ponikarovsky had two assists for the Maple Leafs, who

have lost six of their last eight contests.


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