Opportunity to start the 2011-12 season with the Toronto Maple Leafs ended for 14 players on Sunday afternoon.
Shut out in their last two games, the Toronto Maple Leafs hope that a visit from rival Ottawa on Tuesday will help boost the offence. For a team relying on only one legitimate scorer, the rest of the forward group is looking to make life difficult for the opposition goaltenders, something they were unable to do against Tim Thomas and Henrik Lundqvist in back-to-back 2-0 losses to Boston and the New York Rangers, respectively.
The Toronto Maple Leafs will be without the services of off-season acquisition Colby Armstrong for the next four to six weeks due to finger surgery.
The Nazem Kadri decision has been made. Toronto officially sent the 19-year-old down to the AHL’s Marlies on Monday, as the team trimmed its roster in advance of Thursday’s season opener against the Montreal Canadiens.
Amidst all the Nazem Kadri drama that has taken place over the past week, one unusual suspect has quietly found himself penciled in to Ron Wilson’s opening night lineup as a result.
Ron Wilson knew he had to do some line up tinkering after Tuesday night’s abysmal effort against the Ottawa Senators. The Leafs’ top two lines showed flashes of chemistry en route to a 4-1 triumph…