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Toronto Maple Leafs at Carolina Hurricanes: Lines and Rosters

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Ward gets the start as the Canes look to help play spoiler on the Leafs.

NHL: Toronto Maple Leafs at Carolina Hurricanes James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Fresh off of a 4-3 come-from-behind victory over the New York Rangers on Thursday, the Carolina Hurricanes stay at home for a meeting with the young and dangerous Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday.

Here’s how Carolina lined up at morning skate:

Sebastian Aho - Jordan Staal - Teuvo Teravainen
Jeff Skinner - Victor Rask - Elias Lindholm
Valentin Zykov - Derek Ryan - Lee Stempniak
Joakim Nordstrom - Jay McClement - Patrick Brown

Jaccob Slavin - Justin Faulk
Noah Hanifin - Brett Pesce
Klas Dahlbeck - Ryan Murphy

Cam Ward
Eddie Lack

Injuries and Scratches: Phil Di Giuseppe (upper-body), Brock McGinn (upper-body), Matt Tennyson


Opposite of the Canes will be the Leafs.

Winners of two straight, the Maple Leafs are in the stretch run of a big breakout season, anchored by 2016 first-overall draft pick Auston Matthews. They currently hold the fourth spot in the Atlantic Division and the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

Here are the lines head coach Mike Babcock will start with on Saturday:

Zach Hyman - Auston Matthews - William Nylander
Leo Komarov - Nazim Kadri - Connor Brown
James van Riemsdyk - Tyler Bozak - Mitchell Marner
Matt Martin - Brian Boyle - Nikita Soshnikov

Morgan Rielly - Nikita Zaitsev
Jake Gardiner - Martin Marincin
Matt Hunwick - Roman Polak

Frederik Andersen
Curtis McElhinney