Not only are they back, but they’ve brought reinforcements!!
Over the All-star break and buy week the Leafs traded for left shot defenseman Jake Muzzin. He’s expected to start on the top pairing tonight alongside Morgan Rielly, who will shift over to play the right side. The trickle down effect will see Igor Ozhiganov watching from the pressbox, while Ron Hainsey is expected to be paired with Travis Dermott.
The acquisition makes the Leafs’ blueline look far more stable, but it’s still believed that Kyle Dubas and co. are still trying to upgrade the group even further.
Great plan if you ask me.
Frederik Andersen starts tonight while Jimmy Howard will get the start for the Wings. Meanwhile, Andreas Johnsson and Jake Gardiner will return to the lineup from injury.
Lines at Leafs morning skate
Lindholm- 🐐 -Johnsson
Andersen in starter's net
— Mark Masters (@markhmasters) February 1, 2019
My prediction: 3-1 Leafs. What’s yours?
GO LEAFS GO!!