Even at the young age of 25, Dion Phaneuf needs to give his body a rest.

In one of those nothing-to-see-here moments, the Maple Leafs captain told reporters on Monday he skipped practice for a maintenance day.

Phaneuf took a shot off the leg during a loss in Montreal on Saturday, and also was not on the ice on Sunday when every Leafs player was off.

But Phaneuf assured he will be in the lineup on Tuesday night in Boston against the Bruins.