Clarke MacArthur — believed to be suffering from a lacerated finger — did not skate Monday as the Toronto Maple Leafs resumed practising after taking Sunday off.
Defenceman Jake Gardiner — called up from the Marlies — did skate.
James van Riemsdyk took MacArthur's spot on the top line with Tyler Bozak and Phil Kessel as the Leafs prepared for Tuesday night's game in Buffalo.
Jay McClement took over second-line duties with Mikhail Grabovski and Nikolai Kulemin.
The only line that remained in tact was the third line, centred by Nazem Kadri, with Matt Frattin and Leo Komarov.
MacArthur had taken Joffrey Lupul's spot on the top line. Lupul is out with a broken forearm. The Leafs are 5-10-3 without Lupul in starting lineup, going back to last year.
With the AHL on its all-star break, Jake Gardiner practised with the Leafs because there was no point in having him remain idle. Once the Marlies' season resumes, it's expected Gardiner will return to the Marlies for more conditioning. He is returning from a concussion.
Maple Leafs: Clarke MacArthur misses practice
Toronto Star | Jan 28