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Leafs vs. Sabres Primer

Friday, 09.23.2011 / 9:42 AM ET / News
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Leafs vs. Sabres Primer

The Maple Leafs busy week continues tonight as they host the Buffalo Sabres in the first of a back-to-back against their QEW rivals. This marks the fourth preseason game in five nights for Toronto.

Mike Ulmer was at practice on Thursday and he has more on Leafs forward Darryl Boyce who despite breaking his nose yet again keeps on ticking. Read the full story for more.

Prior to tonight’s game, the Maple Leafs will officially introduce their new third sweater for the 2011-12 season. You can watch the press conference on mapleleafs.com at 4 p.m.

Where to watch:

TV: Leafs TV has the pre-game show at 6:30 p.m. with puck drop at 7 p.m.
Online: You can purchase the Leafs TV Interactive Preseason Package for $9.99 and get the final six preseason games or you can purchase the Early Bird Special (51 regular season games and the preseason) for $39.99
Radio: Talk Radio AM640 with Dan Dunleavy and Jim Ralph

You can also join mapleleafs.com’s Matt Iaboni has he chats throughout tonight’s game from Air Canada Centre. It all starts at 7 p.m.

Goalies: James Reimer, Ben Scrivens

Defence: Keith Aulie - Dion Phaneuf, Carl Gunnarsson - John-Michael Liles, Cody Franson - Jake Gardine.

Forwards: Joffrey Lupul - Tim Connolly - Phil Kessel
Clarke MacArthur - Mikhail Grabovski - Nikolai Kulemin
Nazem Kadri - Darryl Boyce - Matt Frattin
Joye Crabb - Mike Zigomanis - Colton Orr

The following three players took part in the morning skate but aren't expected to play tonight: Mike Komisarek, Luke Schenn, Jay Rosehill. Tyler Bozak was expected to play but he was scratched with an undisclosed injury. Mike Zigomanis will now centre the fourth line and Boyce the third unit.

Goalies: Ryan Miller, Drew MacIntyre

Defence: Jordan Leopold, Mike Weber, Christian Ehrhoff, Marc-Andre Gragnani, T.J. Brennan, Brayden McNabb

Cody McCormick, Derek Roy, Colin Stuart, Michael Ryan, Drew Stafford, Brad Boyes, Thomas Vanek, Paul Gaustad, Jason Pominville, Patrick Kaleta, Matt Ellis, Nathan Gerbe, Tyler Ennis, Corey Tropp, Marcus Foligno

Mike Ulmer has more on Jake Gardiner and how he will be a better player learning from his failures. Read the full story

Ron Wilson

Tim Connolly

James Reimer

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