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Eastern Atlantic Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
34-12-12 80
37-16-4 78
32-16-8 72
30-20-6 66
30-23-5 65
26-27-4 56
22-27-8 52
24-27-3 51

2023 Stats

Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
Time On Ice Per Game
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 6 7 6 17:02 33

Top Mark Giordano News

  • Maple Leafs' Mark Giordano: Shifts to non-roster list

    Giordano (personal) was placed on the non-roster list Saturday, per CapFriendly.

    Giordano sat out Saturday's 9-2 win over Anaheim following the death of his father Thursday. His addition to the non-roster list probably means he won't be available for Monday's contest versus St. Louis, either. Giordano has earned seven points, 44 shots on goal and 76 blocked shots in 36 games this season.

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  • Maple Leafs' Mark Giordano: Unavailable Saturday

    Giordano (personal) won't play Saturday against Anaheim, according to Nick Barden of The Hockey News.

    Giordano is away from the team following the passing of his father, Paul, on Thursday night. The 40-year-old blueliner has seven points and 76 blocked shots in 36 games this season. Max Lajoie is projected to replace Giordano in the lineup Saturday.

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  • Maple Leafs' Mark Giordano: Returns from injury

    Giordano recorded an assist in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Blues.

    After missing the last game with a lower-body injury, Giordano returned to his regular spot on the left side of the third defensive pairing. He and defensive partner William Lagesson helped hold the Blues in check all night as St. Louis only produced 15 total shots on Ilya Samsonov. Giordano finished with an assist on the empty-net goal and a plus-2 rating in 16:38 TOI.

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  • Maple Leafs' Mark Giordano: Ready to rock

    Giordano (lower body) will return to the lineup Tuesday against St. Louis, Mark Masters of TSN reports.

    Giordano is expected to return to a third-pairing role following his one-game absence. The 40-year-old blueliner is no longer a fantasy asset at this stage in his career -- he has just six points through 34 contests this season -- but he's still valuable as a strong veteran presence for the Maple Leafs.

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  • Maple Leafs' Mark Giordano: Won't play Saturday

    Giordano suffered a lower-body injury versus Dallas on Wednesday and won't play Saturday against Ottawa, David Alter of The Hockey News reports.

    Giordano, who may be out a bit longer than day-to-day, will be replaced in the lineup by William Lagesson. The 40-year-old Giordano has not had a point in his last 12 games and has a goal and six points in 34 appearances this season.

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  • Maple Leafs' Mark Giordano: Picks up helper

    Giordano logged an assist in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Hurricanes.

    Giordano helped out on a Timothy Liljegren goal in the third period. This was Giordano's second game back from a finger injury that sent him to long-term injured reserve. The 40-year-old blueliner should be expected to hold down a bottom-four role as long as he can stay healthy. He's picked up six points, 28 shots on net, 51 blocked shots, 24 hits, 27 PIM and an even plus-minus rating through 22 appearances this season.

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  • Maple Leafs' Mark Giordano: Off LTIR

    Giordano (finger) was taken off long-term injured reserve Friday, per the NHL media site, which sets the stage for him to return in the evening's game versus Columbus.

    Giordano last played Nov. 28. He has a goal, five points, 24 hits and 50 blocks in 20 contests this year. Giordano's return is likely to result in William Lagesson being a healthy scratch Friday.

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  • Maple Leafs' Mark Giordano: Expects to play Friday

    Giordano (finger) is expecting to return to the lineup Friday in Columbus, per Terry Koshan of The Toronto Sun.

    Giordano was injured Nov. 28, but he practiced Thursday alongside Timothy Liljegren on the third pairing. Giordano, who's missed the last 12 contests, has a goal and four assists in 20 games this season.

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  • Maple Leafs' Mark Giordano: Not ready to return Wednesday

    Giordano (finger) isn't expected to return Wednesday versus Ottawa, per Jonas Siegel of The Athletic.

    Giordano did participate in the morning skate, but he practiced alongside projected healthy scratch Conor Timmins, Terry Koshan of The Toronto Sun reports. Giordano hasn't been in the lineup since Nov. 28, but he's believed to be day-to-day at this point, so the 40-year-old might be an option to return as soon as Friday versus Columbus. When he does play, it will likely be as a member of the third pairing.

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  • Maple Leafs' Mark Giordano: Won't return before Christmas

    Giordano (finger) will not play prior to the NHL's Christmas break, Joshua Kloke of The Athletic reports Thursday.

    Giordano is expected to be day-to-day coming out of the break but will have been sidelined for 11 games at that point. The blueliner has struggled offensively this season with just three assists in his last 12 outings. Still, Giordano should have enough time to get over the 20-point threshold for the 11th consecutive campaign.

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  • Maple Leafs' Mark Giordano: Shifts to LTIR

    CapFriendly reported Monday that Giordano (finger) has been moved to long-term injured reserve.

    Giordano, who hasn't played since Nov. 28 against Florida because of a broken finger, is eligible to return as early as Dec. 23 versus Columbus. However, it remains unclear when he will be available to play. Giordano has been credited with one goal, four assists, 25 shots on net, 50 blocked shots and 24 hits over 20 games this season.

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  • Maple Leafs' Mark Giordano: Lands on injured reserve

    Giordano (finger) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, per CapFriendly.

    Giordano is already considered week-to-week with a broken finger, so this move is unlikely to impact his timeline to return. The 40-year-old defenseman's absence opens the door for Simon Benoit and William Lagesson to play more frequently, as the Maple Leafs navigate a rough patch for health on their blue line.

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  • Maple Leafs' Mark Giordano: Week-to-week

    Giordano suffered a broken finger versus Florida on Tuesday and is week-to-week, according to

    Giordano's loss won't be significant as far as his fantasy value is concerened as he has just one goal, four assists, 50 blocked shots and 24 hits this year, but his presence will be missed on the Maple Leafs' blue line. Look for William Lagesson to return to the lineup against Seattle on Thursday after he was a healthy scratch Tuesday against the Panthers.

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  • Maple Leafs' Mark Giordano: Won't play Thursday

    Giordano is being evaluated for a hand injury, and he'll miss Thursday's game against Seattle at a minimum, coach Sheldon Keefe told Jonas Siegel of The Athletic on Wednesday.

    Giordano was injured during Tuesday's 2-1 shootout win over Florida. He has a goal and five points in 20 contests this season. With Giordano out Thursday, William Lagesson will likely draw back into the lineup.

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  • Maple Leafs' Mark Giordano: Set to miss time

    Giordano (upper body) will miss time after sustaining an injury in Tuesday's game versus the Panthers, Joshua Kloke of The Athletic reports.

    Giordano seems likely to miss at least the next two games after head coach Sheldon Keefe provided the injury update in his postgame comments. With Giordano out, William Lagesson will probably enter the Maple Leafs' lineup against the Kraken on Thursday.

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  • Maple Leafs' Mark Giordano: Leaves Tuesday's game

    Giordano (upper body) won't return to Tuesday's game versus the Panthers.

    Giordano was injured in the first period of the contest. The 40-year-old defenseman has two assists over his last four games while holding down a top-four role. If he can't suit up Thursday versus the Kraken, William Lagesson will likely take Giordano's place in the lineup.

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  • Maple Leafs' Mark Giordano: Registers assist in win

    Giordano recorded an assist in a 4-3 overtime victory over Minnesota on Sunday.

    Giordano ended his five-game pointless streak but is still mired in a nine-game goal drought during which he recorded a meager seven shots. With his minimal offensive production, the defenseman could be in danger of being dropped from the second power-play unit once John Klingberg (undisclosed) returns to action. Giordano has averaged just 24 seconds of power-play time per game in November, so his role with the man advantage is already quite limited as is.

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  • Maple Leafs' Mark Giordano: Collects first helper

    Giordano recorded an assist, four shots on goal and three blocked shots in Monday's 4-1 loss to the Blackhawks.

    The assist was Giordano's first point through three games this season. The 40-year-old defenseman saw a season-high 17:10 of ice time Monday, but he's been firmly on the third pairing to begin the year. He's added five hits, seven blocked shots, six shots on goal and an even plus-minus rating. With little chance of getting power-play time, Giordano has minimal fantasy value in his current role.

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  • Maple Leafs' Mark Giordano: Motivated to show he's still got it

    Giordano is using his poor finish to 2022-23 as motivation heading into this season, reports The Athletic. His ice time dropped from 19 minutes per game during the regular season last year to eight-to-nine minutes by the end of the postseason.

    Skating 19 minutes per night is tough for a lot of players, let alone one who will soon be 40 and the oldest player in the NHL. Giordano has recognized that he needs to better rest and recover between games, and "maybe pay attention a bit more to the science with our guys... I think the game's changing so you have to (too)." He's referring to the Leafs' sport science team and the analytics they produce. Giordano's fantasy value is behind him, but he can help his team make a run in the playoffs. That is, if he can prove that last postseason was an outlier.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 200 lbs
Birthplace: Toronto, ON
Age: 40
Experience: 17
Shoots: Left