Player News - Maple Leafs

Date: Team: Pos:

Frank Corrado will be in the lineup on Thursday.

He will get a chance to play because of an injury to Morgan Rielly. Corrado is projected to be paired with Connor Carrick in his second NHL appearance of the season.
Jan 18 - 12:32 PM

Morgan Rielly (lower body) will not play Thursday against the New York Rangers.

Coach Mike Babcock isn't sure if Rielly will be available to play this weekend yet. The Leafs defender suffered a lower-body injury in Tuesday's win over Buffalo. He is listed as day-to-day.
Jan 18 - 12:20 PM

Matt Hunwick amassed 27:32 of ice time on Tuesday night against Buffalo.

He got more playing time because of an injury to Morgan Rielly. Hunwick had three shots and a minus-2 rating in a 4-3 win for the Maple Leafs.
Jan 18 - 11:01 AM

Jake Gardiner logged a season-high 29:24 of ice time on Tuesday night.

He moved up to the top pairing after Morgan Rielly left the game with a leg injury. Gardiner finished Toronto's 4-3 win over Buffalo with a plus-2 rating and two shots on goal. He has six goals and 22 points in 42 games this campaign.
Jan 18 - 10:59 AM

Matt Martin tallied his third goal of the season in Tuesday's 4-3 win over Buffalo.

Martin tied the game in the second period after the Sabres had a 2-0 lead after the first. He was also credited with five hits in 9:10 of ice time. Martin sits second in the league with 159 hits in 42 games.
Jan 18 - 10:53 AM

James van Riemsdyk's insurance goal in the third period held up as the game winner against Buffalo on Tuesday night.

He gave the Leafs a 4-2 lead on his 16th goal of the season during a third-period power play. JVR has 13 points on the man advantage this season. He also extended his point streak to eight straight games.
Jan 18 - 10:49 AM

Frederik Andersen allowed three goals on 27 shots in Toronto's 4-3 win over Buffalo.

After trailing 2-0 after one period, the Leafs responded with a three-goal second period before they made it 4-2 in the third. Andersen has now won three of his last four games. He owns a 19-9-7 record with a 2.68 goals-against-average and a .918 save percentage this season.
Jan 17 - 10:38 PM

Auston Matthews found the back of the net in Tuesday's 4-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres.

Matthews gave the Leafs a 3-2 lead at the 9:45 mark of the second period. It was the third of four straight goals for the Maple Leafs, and it was the one that got Sabres goalie Robin Lehner pulled from the game. The goal extends Matthews' point streak to three games. He's registered at least a point in 11 of his last 12 games. The 19-year-old has 22 goals and 38 points in 42 games this season. It was be shocking if he didn't come away with the Calder Trophy.
Jan 17 - 10:26 PM

Morgan Rielly suffered a lower-body injury in Tuesday's game against the Buffalo Sabres.

Rielly was taken down before crashing into the boards awkwardly. The Maple Leafs have already announced that he won't be returning to tonight's game. We'll consider him day-to-day for now.
Jan 17 - 8:41 PM

Josh Leivo will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against the Buffalo Sabres.

Leivo has skated in just two games for the Maple Leafs this season, so this scratch is hardly a surprise. Frank Corrado will also join him in the press box. Neither of these players should be on your fantasy radar.
Source: NHL.com
Jan 17 - 7:27 PM

Tyler Bozak is riding a five-game point streak going into Tuesday's game against Buffalo.

He has three goals and five assists during that span. Bozak has 28 points in 38 matches this season.
Jan 17 - 4:23 PM

Ben Smith will have the pins removed from his surgically-repaired hand on Thursday.

It's still unclear when he will be available to return. Smith has been out of action since Dec. 17.
Jan 17 - 4:17 PM

Frederik Andersen will tend to the crease Tuesday against Buffalo.

He has gone 6-1-1 in his last eight starts. Andersen owns a 2.67 goals-against average and a .919 save percentage in 34 games this campaign.
Jan 17 - 2:44 PM

Martin Marincin (lower body) took part in Toronto's practice on Monday.

Marincin was wearing a no-contact jersey. That being said, it might not be much longer before he's ready to play. His last game was on Dec. 10.
Jan 16 - 1:30 PM

Frank Corrado has completed his AHL conditioning stint.

Corrado has three assists in seven AHL games this season. He's only appeared in one game with the Leafs in 2016-17. We'll see if he starts getting some even semi-regular ice time with Toronto now that he's shaken off the rust.
Jan 16 - 11:53 AM


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