Sundin to visit eye specialist Monday
Mats Sundin was back on the ice Sunday and the Toronto Maple Leaf captain says a timetable for his return to action should become clearer on Monday.
"My vision is definitely better, I feel we're going in the right direction, but we'll find out more [today]," said Sundin.
Sundin is scheduled to see an eye specialist Monday to determine whether minor laser surgery will be needed to speed his recovery.
Sundin is still experiencing some blurriness and confirmed that he will don a visor once back on the ice.
"I will play with one," he said when asked about the protective shield. "I don't think I can take the chance any more with my health."
Sunday's skate was Sundin's second since being sidelined with the eye injury. He also skated lightly Saturday before the Leafs' contest against the Philadelphia Flyers
"It was nice to have the feel of the ice and the stick in my hands," said Sundin.
Sundin hasn't played since Toronto's first game of the season when he was struck in the face by a puck. The puck narrowly missed his eye, but broke his orbital bone.
with files from Canadian Press