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Nolan Update, Tellqvist Recalled

by Staff Writer / Toronto Maple Leafs

(Jan. 5, 2004) -- The Toronto Maple Leafs announced Monday that forward Owen Nolan underwent laser surgery this morning to repair a tear in his left eye.

In addition, the team also announced that they have recalled goaltender Mikael Tellqvist from the St. John's Maple Leafs of the American Hockey League. Ed Belfour sustained a pulled muscle in his leg at practice yesterday and will be sidelined day-to-day.

Tellqvist, 24, has appeared in five games for Toronto this season and has a record of 2-0-2 with a 2.51 goals against average. In addition, he has appeared in 11 games for St. John's this year and has a record of 6-5-0 with a 2.46 goals against average.

Tellqvist has played eight career NHL games for Toronto compiling a record of 3-1-2 with a 2.57 goals against average. The native of Sundbyberg, Sweden was Toronto's third choice, 70th overall in the 2000 Entry Draft.

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