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Bolland gives himself 50/50 chance to play before Olympic break

Jan 31, 2014, 8:58 PM EDT

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Toronto Maple Leafs center Dave Bolland made it clear to TSN that he believes his chances of returning from an ankle injury before the Olympic break rest at “fifty-fifty.”

“We’ll see,” Bolland said. “If I’m ready then I’m ready …”

Here’s video of the unfortunate incident in which he was cut by Zack Kassian‘s skate in early November:

It’s easy to say that the 27-year-old should just take a measured approach with the Olympic break so close, but it’s just as easy to ignore the toll months of rehab can take. Bolland admitted that the process has been “grueling” to TSN.

So far, it seems like the pesky center has been a nice fit in Toronto, too; he has 10 points in 15 games. That’s just one fewer point than he managed in 35 contests with the Chicago Blackhawks last season.

The Maple Leafs have these games remaining before the break:

Saturday: vs. Ottawa
Tuesday (Feb. 4): at Florida
Thursday (Feb. 6): at Tampa Bay
Saturday (Feb. 8): vs. Vancouver

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