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A Look At The Possible Opening Night Lineup

Monday, 03.10.2011 / 4:29 PM
By Matt Iaboni - Mapleleafs.com online producer / Mapleleafs.com Blog
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A Look At The Possible Opening Night Lineup
The Maple Leafs made their final five roster moves on Monday. The team sent Keith Aulie and Mike Zigomanis to the Toronto Marlies while placing Darryl Boyce, Joey Crabb and Matt Lashoff on waivers.

With those moves, there are 24 players on the roster including the injured Nazem Kadri who will start the season on the injured reserve and Clarke MacArthur who will miss the first two games because of suspension.

Here is the breakdown of the roster

Mike Ulmer says that with the moves, there are five questions that will be answered starting Thursday against Montreal.

There were a couple of surprises with the roster including Jake Gardiner and Matt Frattin cracking the roster. Ulmer has more

Here is how the Leafs could line up on opening night. According to head coach Ron Wilson, Tim Connolly is 50/50 on being ready. If he is healthy this how the lines might look. Following practice, Wilson also said that Cody Franson will be the seventh defenceman to start the season.

Forwards

Joffrey Lupul - Tim Connolly - Phil Kessel

Matt Frattin - Mikhail Grabovski - Nikolai Kulemin

Mike Brown - Tyler Bozak - Colby Armstrong

Matthew Lombardi - Pascal Dupuis - Colton Orr

Extra: Jay Rosehill, Nazem Kadri (injured), Clarke MacArthur (suspension)

Defence

Carl Gunnarsson - Dion Phaneuf

John-Michael Liles - Luke Schenn

Jake Gardiner - Mike Komisarek

Extra: Cody Franson

Goalies

James Reimer
Jonas Gustavsson











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