Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Paul Ranger spoke to reporters today after being absent from the sport of hockey for four years due to "personal reasons." Ranger has not played a National Hockey League game since October 2009.

Many storylines surround the opening of National Hockey League training camps but one of the most interesting is arguably the comeback of former Tampa Bay Lightning and current Toronto Maple Leafs defensemen Paul Ranger.

Ranger signed a one year $1 million contract with the Leafs in August after a four year absence from the sport of hockey while citing "personal reasons" that he has yet to elaborate on.

His responses during the Maple Leafs media day today in Toronto at times were quite emotional.