Player News - Maple Leafs

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Dominic Moore is expected to be a healthy scratch in Wednesday night's game against the Detroit Red Wings.

Moore has two goals in three appearances so far this season with the Toronto Maple Leafs. With Moore playing last night versus Washington, Head Coach Mike Babcock has continued his rotation of fourth line centers and will dress Eric Fehr in his stead tonight. Calle Rosen will also expected to be in the press box for tonight's game in favour of Andreas Borgman.
Oct 18 - 6:34 PM

As Patrick Marleau gets ready for his 1,500th career NHL game, he made it clear that he doesn't want to think about hanging up his career any time soon.

"I’m going to keep going as long as I can," Marleau said. "I don’t know if my wife’s ready to have me at home full-time yet. If I feel good and still think I can contribute then I’ll keep it going." That's not terribly surprising given that he signed a three-year deal with Toronto over the summer. That being said, by playing on Wednesday he'll already be moving up to 18th place on the all-time games list and it will be interesting to see how far he can climb. Gordie Howe holds the record with 1,787 contests, but Jaromir Jagr (1,714) might pass him this season.
Oct 18 - 5:47 PM

Barring some last minute setback, Wednesday's contest will be the 1,500th of Patrick Marleau's career.

You would have to go back to the 2008-09 campaign to find the last time that Marleau missed a contest. He'll be the 18th player to ever reach the 1,500 games milestone. He'll also pass Mike Modano, who finished his career with 1,499 contests and pull closer to the 17th place Steve Yzerman, who logged 1,514 games.
Oct 18 - 1:41 PM

Morgan Rielly collected two assists in a 2-0 win over Washington on Tuesday night.

Rielly's shot from the point was banged into the net by Connor Brown to give the Maple Leafs a 1-0 lead early in the third period. Nazem Kadri sealed the win with an empty-netter with assists going to Rielly and Zach Hyman. Rielly has produced five helpers in six games this year.
Oct 18 - 9:04 AM

Frederik Andersen turned aside all 30 shots he faced in Tuesday's 2-0 win over the Washington Capitals.

Believe it or not, Andersen became the first Maple Leafs goalie in franchise history to record a shutout in Washington. It was also the first time in five games that he's allowed less than three goals in an outing. Andersen now has a 5-1-0 record with a 3.14 goals-against-average and a .899 save percentage this season. He'll continue to be a strong number one fantasy goaltender.
Oct 17 - 9:52 PM

Connor Brown scored a goal in Tuesday's 2-0 win over the Washington Capitals.

Brown opened the scoring at the 5:33 mark of the third period when he buried a rebound past Capitals goalie Braden Holtby. That goal proved to be the game-winner. Brown finished the game with a plus-1 rating and two shots on goal in 13:27 of ice time. He now has two goals and one assist in six games this season. Nazem Kadri also found the back of the net for the Maple Leafs.
Oct 17 - 9:45 PM

Andreas Borgman will be a healthy scratch against the Washington Capitals on Tuesday.

Borgman is the odd defenseman out for the Maple Leafs against Washington. The Swedish rearguard has one point in four games this season. He'll join Josh Leivo and Eric Fehr as healthy scratches in the press box.
Source: NHL.com
Oct 17 - 6:47 PM

Curtis McElhinney is expected to get the start in Wednesday's game against the Detroit Red Wings.

This would be his first appearance of the 2017-18 season. McElhinney had a 6-7-0 record with a 2.85 goals-against-average and a .914 save percentage last season. He's nothing more than a backup goalie, so he won't have any fantasy value going forward.
Oct 17 - 12:28 PM

Frederik Andersen will get the start in Tuesday's game against the Washington Capitals.

Andersen has a 4-1-0 record with a 3.76 goals-against-average and a .880 save percentage this season. Winning four games isn't insignificant at this point of the season, but he can still stand to be better.
Oct 17 - 12:25 PM

Mitch Marner remained on the fourth line during Tuesday's morning skate.

Marner was put on the fourth line on Monday and he was back there on Tuesday morning. The sophomore forward has four points in five games this season, but he also owns a minus-6 rating. It looks like he'll start tonight's game with Dominic Moore and Matt Martin.
Oct 17 - 12:16 PM

Connor Brown is projected to start Tuesday's contest alongside Tyler Bozak and James van Riemsdyk.

Mitch Marner, who has struggled defensively so far this season, was moved to the fourth unit. Brown has been skating on the fourth line since the regular season started, but he has seen plenty of ice time on special teams. He has one goal and one assist in five games.
Oct 17 - 10:26 AM

Auston Matthews has been awarded with the second star of the week distinction.

Matthews netted four goals, including two overtime winners, in three games. The sophomore center has accounted for at least one point in five consecutive contests this season.
Source: NHL.com
Oct 16 - 5:20 PM

Mitch Marner skated on the fourth line during Monday's practice.

Marner has contributed one goal and three assists in five games this season, but he has struggled in the defensive zone and has a minus-6 rating. Connor Brown took Marner's place alongside Tyler Bozak and James van Riemsdyk during the session.
Oct 16 - 11:23 AM

Toronto's 4-3 overtime win over Montreal was the 600th of Mike Babcock's career as a head coach.

Babcock is the 16th coach to ever reach that record with Jets coach Paul Maurice just behind him at 599 victories. Babcock's career record is 600-355-19-145 and his career .609 PTS% is the seventh highest among coaches who oversaw at least 500 games. Babcock is in his third season with Toronto and his young team has the potential to have a great campaign after finishing with a 40-27-15 record last season.
Source: Toronto Sun
Oct 15 - 6:37 AM

Frederik Andersen made 31 saves in a 4-3 overtime victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night.

Andersen did his best to keep his team in the game despite allowing three goals on 34 shots. It won't do too many wonders to his goals-against-average, which was near 4.00 before tonight's game. Despite that, Andersen has four wins this season.
Source: NHL.com
Oct 14 - 10:31 PM


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