Reimer is expected to get the call on Wednesday for Toronto.
Reimer allowed four goals on 35 shots in a 4-1 loss to the Red Wings last Thursday. Toronto did not have their best effort on Friday and it resulted in Reimer's worst outing of the year. Tonight he is expected to get the call against a Senators team he has been really good against in his career (9-2-1 with a .944 SV%)
Bernier kept the Leafs in Satruday's contest in Detroit, stopping 31 straight shots, before Henrik Zetterbeg blasted one by him with nine seconds left in Overtime. It was by far his best game of the season and he will look to carry it into tonight's meeting with the up-start Islanders.
Kozun will miss a minimum of six weeks with a high ankle sprain.
Kozun injured his ankle on a scary looking collision with the end-boards in Friday's loss to the Red Wings. The young forward had been playing well for the Maple Leafs, especially on the penalty kill. This opens the door for Matt Frattin or Ashton Carter to cut out a larger role.
Robidas was a healthy scratch on Friday, but he will slide into the lineup tonight vs. Detroit. He has one assist with a minus-2 rating while playing 17:19 per game in four games this season. He will be paired with Jake Gardiner.
Bernier has not started since last Saturday and he gave up five goals on 41 shots in a loss to the Penguins last night. Bernier's .882 SV% is not going to lock-down the number-1 job, so he needs a big night tonight. Bernier went 1-1-1 with a 2.50 GAA and .928 SV% vs. Detroit last season.
Frattin will play for the injured Brandon Kozun (ankle).
Frattin played in the season opener, but was a healthy scratch in the last five games. He gets back in the lineup on Saturday after Brandon Kozun injured his ankle on Friday. Frattin will play on the fourth line with Peter Holland and Richard Panik.
Kozun (ankle) will not play on Saturday vs. Detroit.
Kozun injured his ankle when he crashed into the end-boards on Friday vs. the Red Wings. He had an MRI on the ankle on Saturday, but there is no word on the extent of the injury. The Maple Leafs are fearing that it might be a high-ankle sprain. Matt Frattin will play in Kozun's spot.
Bernier will likely get the call in net on Saturday vs. the Red Wings after James Reimer lost to Detroit last night. Bernier has not started since last Saturday and he gave up five goals on 41 shots in a loss to the Penguins last night. Bernier's .882 SV% is not going to lock-down the number-1 job, so he needs a big night tonight.
Reimer makes his third consecutive start in goal on Friday.
Reimer stopped 22 of 24 shots for the 3-2 OT win over the Avalanche on Tuesday. Reimer has won back-to-back games while posting a 2.24 GAA and .920 SV% so he will start at home tonight in the first game of the home-and-home series with Detroit. He was 0-1-0 with a 4.63 GAA and .860 SV% in two outings vs. the Red Wings last year.
Reimer will likely start in goal Friday vs. Detroit.
It was originally expected that Jonathan Bernier would go tonight in Toronto and then Reimer tomorrow in Detroit, but it appears it will be the other way around. Reimer has won back-to-back games while allowing four goals on 50 shots (.920 SV%), so it looks like Toronto will reward him with a third straight start. He was 0-1-0 with a 4.63 GAA and .860 SV% in two outings vs. Detroit last year.
Jake Gardiner will be back in the Maple Leafs lineup on Friday, so Robidas will take a seat. The Leafs needed to get Gardiner back in the lineup soon and with the speedy Red Wings in town, sitting Robidas probably make sense.
Gardiner will be back in the Leafs' lineup on Friday.
Gardiner has been a healthy scratch in the Maple Leafs last two games, but he will be back in the lineup tonight, paired with Morgan Rielly. Stephane Robidas is expected to take a seat with Gardiner returning. The Red Wings are a really fast team so getting Gardiner's foot speed is a huge upgrade from Robidas skating.
After missing Thursday's practice, Lupul was back on the ice this morning and will play vs. the Red Wings tonight. Lupul has two goals and one assist in four games this season. Lupul being active means Brandon Kozun goes back to the fourth line.
Lupul (lower-body) is on the ice for the Maple Leafs' morning skate.
Lupul missed Thursday's practice and his status for tonight's game was in doubt, but his participation this morning is a good sign that he should be available tonight. We will get a full update after the morning skate.