After four much needed days off, the Toronto Maple Leafs are back in action tonight, taking on the Calgary Flames in the first-half of a two-game set. Wayne Simmonds makes his return to the lineup tonight and Jack Campbell will be backing up Freddy Andersen.
A rare four-day break for the Leafs seems to have done wonders for the team. Wayne Simmonds is now back from a broken wrist, Jack Campbell’s nagging injury seems to have subsided for now and reports indicate Auston Matthews’ wrist injury is doing a lot better.
This 56 game season truly is a grind, the Leafs have another four day break after this two-game set with Calgary, and then are playing every other day for more or less the rest of the season.
Having everyone back from injury will also allow Sheldon Keefe to slot guys back into their appropriate spots. Alexander Kerfoot is back centering the third line and Pierre Engvall is now on the fourth line. Both performed admirably when called upon to play higher up in the lineup.
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Author: Brendan Mori / The Leafs Nation