Nolan hurts right knee

TORONTO -- Maple Leafs forward Owen Nolan had to be helped off the ice Saturday night after injuring his right leg in Toronto's game against Ottawa.

Nolan was injured when he checked Ottawa Senators center Bryan Smolinski late in the second period of a 2-2 tie between the
Senators and Maple Leafs on Saturday night.

"He hurt his knee," coach Pat Quinn said. "He was in a lot of
pain and there was some swelling. The team doctors are going to
wait for it to go down and take a look at him (Sunday)."

Nolan, who has 19 goals and 29 assists this season, collapsed to
the ice after his leg buckled during the hit. He threw off his
gloves and appeared to be in severe pain.

Quinn didn't see the check at the time, but after viewing a
replay he said the hit looked innocent. He said it was too soon to
tell how long Nolan will be sidelined.

"Any time you lose a team player it hurts, especially a guy of
Owen Nolan's talent and ability," said Ron Francis, who played center with Nolan and left winger Chad Kilger for the second consecutive game.
"Hopefully, it's not too serious."

The Leafs are missing forwards Darcy Tucker (abdominal strain),
Mikael Renberg (stomach muscle) and Wade Belak (suspended until the
third game of the playoffs), and defenseman Ken Klee (shoulder).

Toronto, still in the hunt for the Northeast Division title, has
had a completely healthy roster for only one game this season.

"We're prepared for it," Leafs defenseman Bryan McCabe said.
"It's happened in the past and we'll deal with it as it comes."