The Maple Leafs have recalled Stuart Percy from Toronto (AHL).
Percy, 21, was sent down after playing seven games with the Maple Leafs to start the season. He picked up three assists in those seven contests and is now back with the big-club as they prepare for an upcoming three-game road-trip (split by a home game vs. CHI). No word on if Percy will be in the lineup on Friday.
Booth (foot) is "a long ways away" said coach Carlyle on Thursday.
Booth took a spin on the ice this morning for the first time since he fractured his foot in late September. His original timetable was four weeks and he is already past that mark. The Leafs later said it would be more like six weeks, but by the sounds of coach Carlyle's comments, it could be even longer than that.
Rielly is "fine" after leaving practice with a lower-body injury.
Rielly limped off of the ice at practice on Wednesday, but said following the skate that he is "fine" and left "only as a precaution". The young blueliner is coming off of his best game of the season---he had two assists, plus-1 rating and six shots in 22:27 vs. the Sabres on Tuesday.
Bernier was pulled after he allowed four goals on 25 shots in the Maple Leafs loss to the Bruins on Saturday. Despite the rough outing, he will get a chance to bounce-back right away and it should not be that difficult with the Sabres in town. Bernier holds a 3.38 GAA and .904 SV% entering Tuesday.
Bernier allowed two goals on 36 shots in the Maple Leafs win over the Islanders on Tuesday. He was not scheduled to start the game that was postponed in Ottawa, but the Leafs will turn to Bernier for his third straight start tonight vs. the Bruins. Bernier was 1-1-0 with a 3.26 GAA and .915 SV% vs. Boston last year.
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.