Andersen (undisclosed) will not dress as the Maple Leafs' backup on Tuesday.
Andersen took part in Monday’s practice and skated this morning as well, but he will not dress tonight with Curtis McElhinney starting. Andersen did not rule out a potential return to the crease on Thursday.
Andersen is day-to-day with an undisclosed injury.
Andersen left Saturday’s game in Buffalo after getting “bumped” in the first period. Andersen took part in parts of the Maple Leafs practice on Monday and won’t start on Tuesday, but is day-to-day, so he shouldn’t miss too much time.
McElhinney allowed three goals on 22 shots after replacing Frederik Andersen in the Sabres’ loss in Buffalo on Saturday. With Andersen out with an injury, McElhinney will start tonight vs. the Panthers. McElhinney is 2-0-0 with a 1.50 GAA and .958 SV% in two starts at the ACC Centre this season.
The Maple Leafs have recalled Kasperi Kapanen from Toronto (AHL).
Kapanen, 20, has been recalled because the Maple Leafs are without Josh Leivo and Nikita Soshnikov. Kapanen has had a strong year with the Marlies, posting 18 goals and 25 assists (43 points) in 43 games. He has not recorded a point in his first nine NHL games.
The Maple Leafs have recalled Garret Sparks from Toronto (AHL).
Frederik Andersen left Saturday’s game with an upper-body injury, so Sparks has been recalled in case Andersen can’t play on Tuesday. The 23-year-old has gone 18-7-0 with a 2.08 GAA and .927 SV% in 26 games with the Marlies this season.
Fehr will make his Maple Leafs debut on Wednesday.
Fehr had six goals and five assists (11 points) in 52 games with the Penguins before being shipped to the Maple Leafs at the trade deadline. Tonight he will replace Nikita Soshnikov on the Maple Leafs’ fourth line in his debut.
McElhinney allowed four goals on 24 shots after replacing Frederik Andersen in the Maple Leafs’ loss in Florida on March 14th. With Andersen starting last night, McElhinney will give him a night off tonight. The 33-year-old has gone 3-4-0 with a 2.70 GAA and .921 SV% in eight games since joining the Maple Leafs.