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Maple Leafs call-up tough guy Deveaux to replace injured Blake

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TORONTO - Toronto Maple Leafs winger Jason Blake will sit out the team's game in Ottawa on Thursday night with a suspected concussion.

The NHL team has recalled tough guy Andre Deveaux from the American Hockey League to take his place on the roster.

Blake left Tuesday night's game against the Atlanta Thrashers after getting hit by Colby Armstrong in the third period. Coach Ron Wilson said afterwards that Blake had likely suffered a concussion.

Deveaux has six goals and 54 penalty minutes in 13 games with the Marlies this season. He just completed a four-game suspension for an attack on Manitoba defenceman Nolan Baumgartner.

The 24-year-old former Montreal Canadiens draft pick has yet to appear in an NHL game.

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