Player News - Maple Leafs

Date: Team: Pos:

Jake Gardiner (lower body) is expected to play in Saturday's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, according to Phil Kessel.

Kessel and Gardiner played together in Toronto. The Penguins forward said that Gardiner told him he'd be in the lineup for tonight's contest. He left Wednesday's game due a spasm, but appears to be good to go.
Feb 17 - 12:13 PM

Frederik Andersen is expected to get the start in Saturday's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Andersen stopped 54 of 57 shots in a 6-3 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets earlier this week. He has a 29-15-4 record with a 2.66 goals-against-average and a .922 save percentage this season.
Source: Toronto Sun
Feb 17 - 9:52 AM

Jake Gardiner (lower body) wasn't on the ice for Friday's practice.

Gardiner left Wednesday's contest due to the issue. Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock is still hoping that Gardiner will be available for Saturday's game, but he'll have to wait to see if he's an option.
Feb 16 - 12:17 PM

Jake Gardiner (lower body) had "some kind of spasm or something like that," according to coach Mike Babcock.

Babcock added that Gardiner was pulled from Wednesday's game against Columbus because the medical staff couldn't get the spasm to "relax" and "they would not let him come back." It's unclear at this time if Gardiner will be back on the ice for Friday's practice. The Leafs have a day off scheduled for Thursday.
Source: Toronto Sun
Feb 15 - 11:02 AM

Travis Dermott contributed two assists in Wednesday's 6-3 victory versus Columbus.

Dermott has collected six points (one goal, five assists) in the last eight games. The 21-year-old rookie has proven he belongs in the NHL and he should be with the Leafs for the rest of the season.
Feb 15 - 10:54 AM

Mitch Marner registered one goal and one assist Wednesday in a 6-3 win against Columbus.

Marner has generated seven goals and six assists in 10 games since he was moved to a line with Nazem Kadri and Patrick Marleau. The sophomore forward is up to 45 points in 59 contests.
Feb 15 - 10:48 AM

Patrick Marleau notched one goal and two assists in a 6-3 win over Columbus on Wednesday night.

Marleau earned helpers on goals by linemates Mitch Marner and Nazem Kadri in the contest. He scored his 19th marker of the season in an empty net to seal Toronto's victory.
Feb 15 - 10:42 AM

Frederik Andersen allowed three goals on 57 shots in Wednesday's 6-3 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Andersen's 54 saves were the second most in franchise history behind Mike Palmateer's 56 (1977). The Blue Jackets managed to fire a ton of shots on Wednesday night, but the Leafs goalie was up to the task. Andersen absolutely robbed Boone Jenner with an incredible right-pad save with the Maple Leafs leading 4-3 in the third period. Andersen has now won each of his last four outings. He has a 29-15-4 record with a 2.66 goals-against-average and a .922 save percentage this season. The 28-year-old will continue to be a strong number one fantasy goalie in most fantasy formats down the stretch.
Feb 14 - 10:25 PM

Nazem Kadri scored a hat trick and two assists in Wednesday's 6-3 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Kadri scored a goal in each period. His tallies gave the Leafs 2-0, 3-2 and 5-3 leads at the time. He also registered assists on Mitch Marner's second-period goal and Patrick Marleau's empty-netter. He finished the night with a plus-4 rating, two penalty minutes, and four shots on goal in 16:02 of ice time. Kadri has 21 goals and 40 points in 57 games this season. Kadri has accumulated 15 points in his last 10 outings.
Feb 14 - 10:04 PM

Jake Gardiner suffered a lower-body injury in Wednesday's game against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

It's unclear what caused the injury, but the Leafs have already announced that he won't be back tonight. They'll likely provide an update on his status after the game. We'll consider him day-to-day for now.
Feb 14 - 9:14 PM

Connor Carrick will be a healthy scratch in Wednesday's game against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

This will be the fourth time in five games that he'll serve as a healthy scratch. Carrick has three goals and four assists in 35 games this season. Matt Martin and Josh Leivo are also expected to watch the game from the press box.
Source: NHL.com
Feb 14 - 6:39 PM

Frederik Andersen will start Wednesday's game against Columbus.

Andersen has won each of his last three starts to lift his record to 28-15-4 on the season. He has a 2.65 goals-against average, .921 save percentage and four shutouts this season.
Feb 14 - 11:56 AM

Tyler Bozak is not letting trade rumors bother him.

"When haven't I been (on the block) in the last few years?" Bozak said. "I can't tell you how many years I've been getting told that I'm being traded ... Maybe the first year you hear it, you kind of get nervous. But after it happens for a few years ... I try to block that out in the end and focus on our team." He is on pace for the lowest goals per game of his career and he has earned just 28 points in 57 matches this year. Bozak is eligible for unrestricted free agency this summer.
Feb 14 - 10:12 AM

Jake Gardiner notched one goal and one assist in Monday's 4-3 win over Tampa Bay.

Gardiner has generated 16 points (one goal, 15 assists) in 18 games since the start of 2018. Only Brent Burns (23 points in 20 games) and John Klingberg (18 points in 17 games) have produced more than Gardiner among NHL defensemen during that time.
Feb 13 - 10:55 AM

James van Riemsdyk netted the game-winning goal in a 4-3 win over Tampa Bay on Monday night.

Van Riemsdyk has scored a goal in each of the last three contests and he is currently on a four-game point streak. He ranks second on the Leafs with 23 goals and he has produced 35 points in 57 matches.
Feb 13 - 10:38 AM


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