Ranger may choose to stay in the AHL rather than attend an NHL training camp, reports Elliotte Freedman of CBC.ca. "Everyone wants to make sure that from Paul's side and our side that he's fully ready to make the next step," said Toronto Marlies' coach Dallas Eakins. "He's so early into this that there's no timeline on a return for him."
Ranger, who picked up a goal in Saturday's win over Rockford and now has points in seven of his last eight games, stands a good chance at making the Maple Leafs this season. He hasn't played in the NHL since 2009-10 when he played just eight games for the Tampa Bay Lightning and he returned to pro hockey with the Marlies this season.