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Leafs give away jerseys encased in ice

The Toronto Maple Leafs left nine jerseys encased in ice blocks around Toronto on Jan. 18, 2013 as part of a giveaway. HANDOUT/Toronto Maple Leafs

The Toronto Maple Leafs ramped up their campaign to win back disgruntled fans with a jersey giveaway on Friday.

The team left nine jerseys encased in ice blocks around the city and said fans could do “whatever is necessary” to get them out.

The Leafs also asked people to send in photos via Twitter.

The locations are:
Toronto Star building – 1 Yonge St.
Scotiabank – 145 King St. W.
High Park – Bloor Street West and Parkside Drive
Ramsden Park – 1020 Yonge St.
Trinity Bellwoods Park – 155 Crawford St.
Nathan Phillips Square
MasterCard Centre for Hockey Excellence – 400 Kipling Ave.
Maple Leaf Square – 65 Bremner Blvd.
Ted Reeve Community Arena – 175 Main St.

On Thursday, the Leafs announced they would give free tickets to 1,000 people and season ticketholders for the home opener against the Buffalo Sabres on Monday.

They also invited fans to watch the Leafs practice at the Air Canada Centre for free.

The NHL lockout lasted 119 days, upsetting legions of loyal fans. Teams will play only 48 games this season.

Leafs Mobile Fan Zone schedule:

Nathan Phillips Square:

Friday, Jan. 18, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 19, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 20, 6:00 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 21, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

The Mobile Fan Zone provides fans with a behind-the-scenes experience.