The Toronto Maple Leafs
announced Wednesday that defenceman Mike Van Ryn
has elected not to play in the 2010-11 hockey season.
Van Ryn, 31, has been rehabilitating his left knee after undergoing an osteotomy (knee re-alignment) on October 22, 2009. He did not appear in a game this past season due to the injury. The native of London, Ontario joined the Leafs in a trade with the Florida Panthers
on September 2, 2008.
Van Ryn turned professional by signing as a free agent with the St. Louis Blues
on June 30, 2000.