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Ville Leino

Ville Leino  #23

Left Wing
NUMBER: 23 BIRTHDATE: October 6, 1983
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Savonlinna, Finland
Shoots: Left
• Was one of only nine players to dress in both the first and last games of the season
• Tied his career-best with a point in three straight games (0+3, 4/1-4/4)
• Contributed an assist over a season-high 22:47 TOI (the second-highest total of his career) at STL (4/3)
• Recorded an assist and the game-winning shootout goal vs. NJD (4/1)
• Notched a pair of assists and finished plus- two vs. BOS (2/26)
• Tallied an assist vs. FLA (1/21), at CBJ (1/25), at PHX (1/30) and at OTT (2/6)

• Missed three outings with a lower-body injury (1/2-1/9)
• Chipped-in an assist and logged 21:26 TOI vs. BOS (12/19), matching the third-highest TOI of his career
• Finished 4-for-4 in the faceoff circle at MTL (12/7)
• Contributed a pair of assists vs. TOR (11/29)
• Notched an assist in consecutive games vs. STL (11/19) and at PHI (11/21)
• Credited with three hits vs. DAL (10/28)
• Recorded an assist in his first game back from injury at TBL (10/26)
• Missed 11 games with a rib injury (10/4-10/25)
Signed as a free agent by Detroit, May 10, 2008. Traded to Philadelpia by Detroit for Ole-Kristian Tollefsen and Philadelphia's 5th round choice (Mattias Backman) in 2011 Entry Draft, February 6, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Buffalo, July 1, 2011. Missed majority of 2012-13 due to recurring hip injury.
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There's no discouragement in that room. There's no issues there at all to be honest with you. It's more about, 'Hey, it's opportunities for players.' And if we become that bad of a team because of one player, it's not a real good sign for our hockey club. So this is part of sports. It's part of hockey.

— Bruins coach Claude Julien on the loss of Zdeno Chara to injury
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