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Jan 28, 2015
7:30 PM ET
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Maple Leafs face Devils without captain Phaneuf

Tuesday, 01.27.2015 / 6:59 PM

Mike G. Morreale - Staff Writer

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Maple Leafs face Devils without captain Phaneuf
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. New Jersey Devils

MAPLE LEAFS (22-23-3) at DEVILS (17-22-8)


Season series: The New Jersey Devils defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre on Dec. 4 even though they were without injured/ill players Jaromir Jagr, Adam Larsson, Patrik Elias, Martin Havlat, Travis Zajac, Ryane Clowe and Bryce Salvador. Forward Steve Bernier and defenseman Eric Gelinas each had a goal and one assist, and goaltender Cory Schneider made 29 saves for New Jersey.

Maple Leafs team scope: Toronto will be without captain Dion Phaneuf, who is week-to-week because of an upper-body injury, according to the Toronto Sun. Defensemen Korbinian Holzer and Petter Granberg are expected to replace Phaneuf and Stephane Robidas (upper body) in the lineup. The Maple Leafs, who have lost six straight and 14 of their past 17 games, expect to have forward Leo Komarov (upper body) in the lineup. Komarov skated on the top line with Nazem Kadri and Phil Kessel during practice Tuesday. Forward Joffrey Lupul (lower body) is doubtful and expected to return Saturday against the Philadelphia Flyers, according to the Toronto Sun. Forward Peter Holland (upper body) is probable. The three, who each missed the past 10 games, were at practice Monday.

Devils team scope: Jagr and Tuomo Ruutu, who each missed the three-game California road trip (2-1-0) with the flu prior to the All-Star break, practiced Monday and Tuesday and are expected to be back in the lineup. Center Tim Sestito was assigned to Albany of the American Hockey League on Tuesday. All-Star representative Elias, who had two assists on a line with John Tavares and Patrice Bergeron for Team Toews on Sunday, traveled with New York Islanders all-stars Tavares and Jaroslav Halak on a private jet they chartered Sunday. The Devils, who have 35 games remaining, are hoping to avoid missing the Stanley Cup Playoffs for a third straight season. New Jersey has 21 home games left. Zajac, who missed practice Tuesday because of an illness, is questionable.

Team Stats

2014-2015 season series
DateScoreW. Goal
Feb 06 '15 7:00 PM ET at Devils
Jan 28 '15 7:30 PM ET at Devils
Dec 04 '14 NJD 5 at TOR 3 S. Bernier
P. Kessel48192544-141273
J. van Riemsdyk48202141-173183
T. Bozak48141832-12673
C. Franson4662329-62640
N. Kadri46131427-21621
M. Santorelli4891726+6601
D. Phaneuf4822022-48510
D. Winnik4631619+131400
L. Komarov2951318+1601
J. Lupul269817+01421
P. Holland388816-21612
D. Clarkson4810414-95211
M. Rielly4741014-3600
J. Gardiner452911-191000
R. Panik43718-32101
R. Polak38538-112601
S. Robidas38055+113000
K. Holzer19044+02100
T. Smith32123-3400
S. Percy9033-4200
D. Booth26112-4801
J. Leivo9101-1400
B. Kozun6011-4200
S. Carrick10000-1200
M. Frattin9000+0400
C. Ashton7000-3000
T. Bodie5000+0500
G. McKegg2000+0000
J. Bernier3416-14-38710062.76.914
J. Reimer196-9-0555863.32.906
A. Henrique40101626-11242
J. Jagr4391625-103623
M. Cammalleri3515621-31865
P. Elias3761420-14220
M. Zidlicky4741620-73230
M. Ryder4261218-22800
T. Zajac398816-71030
S. Gomez2341216-5600
S. Bernier326713+1421
M. Havlat295712-101031
D. Severson324812-41600
E. Gelinas334711+12210
A. Greene4701111-11400
J. Merrill332810-91820
A. Larsson29189-21201
T. Ruutu43538-22000
D. Brunner17257-1800
S. Gionta38336+4600
D. Zubrus39246-92201
J. Josefson27235+31200
J. Tootoo33404+15501
R. Clowe13134-1400
S. Helgeson21022+31600
T. Sestito15022-13300
B. Salvador15022-52000
P. Harrold19101-11000
J. Whitney4101-1000
M. Sislo10011-2200
M. Fraser7011+12000
R. Boucher4000+0000
C. Schneider4116-19-49411692.41.920
K. Kinkaid91-3-3171952.54.913
S. Clemmensen30-0-18544.71.852