The Hurricanes made some tweaks to their lines during Tuesday’s morning skate in Toronto.
Riding a four-game win streak, here’s how the Canes will lineup tonight, based on what we saw from them this morning:
Jeff Skinner - Victor Rask - Elias Lindholm
Teuvo Teravainen - Jordan Staal - Sebastian Aho
Brock McGinn - Derek Ryan - Lee Stempniak
Joakim Nordstrom - Jay McClement - Viktor Stalberg
Ron Hainsey - Justin Faulk
Jaccob Slavin - Brett Pesce
Noah Hanifin - Matt Tennyson
Injuries and Scratches: Bryan Bickell (multiple sclerosis), Eddie Lack (concussion), Ryan Murphy (AHL conditioning stint), Andrej Nestrasil (healthy), Klas Dahlbeck (healthy)
Leighton, who served as Ward’s backup goalie for stretches from 2007 to 2010, was called up on Monday on emergency basis as Eddie Lack was placed on IR with a concussion that he suffered during practice.
The 35-year-old journeyman is off to a hot start in Charlotte this season, posting a 6-2-1 record with a 1.66 goals against average and .937 save percentage.
The Maple Leafs are coming off of a 2-1 loss to the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday, but their offense has been firing on all cylinders as of late, netting 13 goals over their last three outings.
Here’s how the Leafs lined up during their practice on Monday:
Zach Hyman - Auston Matthews - William Nylander
James van Riemsdyk - Tyler Bozak - Mitchell Marner
Leo Komarov - Nazem Kadri - Connor Brown
Matt Martin - Ben Smith - Nikita Soshnikov
Morgan Rielly - Nikita Zaitsev
Matt Hunwick - Roman Polak
Jake Gardiner - Connor Carrick