David Booth is inching closer to his first regular-season game as a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs. The forward, who signed a one-year deal this past summer, participated in practice for the first time Monday since breaking his right foot blocking a shot in a preseason contest against the Buffalo Sabres on Sept. 28. Head coach Randy Carlyle said there is no timeline for Booths return and that he would need a few more practices before he is ready for game action. In other injury news, forward Joffrey Lupul has yet to join the club for any on-ice workouts since breaking his hand on Oct. 30. Lupuls timetable had him returning to practice around the three-week mark - this coming Saturday - however it is not likely he will be on schedule in the healing process. The 31-year-old Alberta native hit the ice without his teammates in full equipment for the first time since his injury on Nov.8, skating with strength and conditioning coach Anthony Belza, but he did not shoot any pucks. Lupul has two goals and an assist with six penalty minutes in nine games this season. PRACTICE LINES: van Riemsdyk - Bozak - Kessel Winnik - Kadri - Clarkson Komarov (Booth) - Holland - Santorelli Panik - Smith - Leivo Phaneuf - Franson Gardiner - Polak Rielly - Robidas Bernier/Reimer Injured: Booth (foot), Kozun (ankle), Lupul (hand) Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Jersey
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. The Hockey Canada Foundation is donating $50,000, with Hockey Quebec contributing $15,000. Hockey Canada also announced it will hold a skills camp for all levels of minor hockey in Lac-Mégantic during the 2013-14 season. Representatives from Hockey Canada, the Hockey Canada Foundation and Hockey Quebec were on hand Tuesday night at a meeting of the AHM de Lac-Mégantic to make the announcement and presentation.BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Buffalo Sabres have placed recently acquired left wing Linus Omark on waivers as part of a series of moves made before the start of the NHLs Olympic break. Omark had two assists in 13 games with the Sabres. The 2007 fourth-round draft pick was regarded a disappointment after Buffalo gave up a conditional sixth-round draft pick in a trade with Edmonton on Dec. 19. Overall, he hhas eight goals and 32 points in 79 career games.dddddddddddd Should he clear waivers, Omark would have an opportunity to develop with the Sabres AHL affiliate in Rochester. The Sabres also demoted two rookies, centre Phil Varone and defenceman Chad Ruhwedel, to Rochester. The moves were announced Friday, a day after Buffalo closed its pre-Olympic break with a 3-2 loss at Ottawa. ' ' '