Morgan Rielly Is A Game-Time Decision In Ottawa Tonight

Published January 20, 2018 at 12:19

"Toronto Maple Leafs 55 pts (25-17-5)
Ottawa Senators 39 pts (15-19-9)
7 p.m. ET
Canadian Tire Centre – Ottawa, ON
Radio: Sportsnet 590 AM

Season Series/Schedule
Date Game GWG
10/21 TOR 3 @ OTT 6 Mark Stone
1/10 OTT 4 @ TOR 3 Tom Pyatt
1/20 TOR @ OTT
2/10 TOR @ OTT

Team Leaders
Maple Leafs Senators
Auston Matthews. 33 Points Mark Stone, 42
Matthews/van Riemsdyk, 19 Goals Mark Stone, 18
Rielly/Marner, 26 Assists Erik Karlsson, 27
The Ottawa Senators are one of the most disappointing teams of the 2017-18 season after making it to within one win of the Stanley Cup Final last spring. However, as bad as they have been this year, they have had their way with the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Sens have won both of the previous games versus the Leafs, scoring a combined 10 goals.
The Leafs have really struggled in the Battle of Ontario lately. They have a 1-6-3 record versus the Senators in their last 10 games.
The biggest concern for tonight's game is the health of defenseman Morgan Rielly, who is nursing a shoulder injury. He skated for a few minutes during today's optional skate and is considered a game-time decision.

If Rielly can't go tonight, Andreas Borgman will draw back into the lineup.

Probable Maple Leafs Lineup
Zach Hyman - Auston Matthews - William Nylander
Patrick Marleau - Nazem Kadri - Leo Komarov
James van Riemsdyk - Tyler Bozak - Connor Brown
Matt Martin - Frederik Gauthier - Mitch Marner
Morgan Rielly - Ron Hainsey
Jake Gardiner - Connor Carrick
Travis Dermott - Roman Polak
Frederik Andersen (22-13-4, 2.67 GAA, .922 save %, 3 SO)
LW-Joffrey Lupul (sports hernia) out, RW-Nikita Soshnikov (lower-body) out, D-Nikita Zaitsev (lower-body) out

Probable Senators Lineup
Mike Hoffman - Matt Duchene - Bobby Ryan
Ryan Dzingel - Derick Brassard - Mark Stone
Zack Smith - Nate Thompson - Tom Pyatt
Alexandre Burrows - Filip Chlapik - Gabriel Dumont
Johnny Oduya - Erik Karlsson
Dion Phaneuf - Cody Ceci
Mark Borowiecki - Thomas Chabot
Craig Anderson (12-14-5, 3.21 GAA, .900 save %, 2 SO)
LW-Clarke MacArthur (undisclosed) out, D-Chris Wideman (hamstring) out, C-Jean-Gabriel Pageau (upper-body) out"

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