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Scrivens likely to start in goal for Leafs

Monday, 01.21.2013 / 1:52 PM

By Neil Acharya - NHL.com Correspondent / 2012-2013 At the Rink blog

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Scrivens likely to start in goal for Leafs

TORONTO -- The Toronto Maple Leafs are expected to start Ben Scrivens in goal for their home opener Monday after he had a solid performance Saturday, stopping 21 shots in a 2-1 victory in Montreal on Saturday.

"Any chance you get to play is a huge honor for this franchise," Scrivens said after Monday morning's practice. "Both [James] Reimer and I are going to be called upon this year and we are both going to be ready. We are hoping to be a two-headed monster."

Jake Gardiner, who is recovering from a concussion, also was on the ice Monday morning and said he feels "100 percent," but is waiting for a coach Randy Carlyle to decide when he will play.

"I’m feeling pretty good," Gardiner said. "I am hoping to be back in the next couple of games. It's kind of a waiting game, I'm probably going to practice full-out on Tuesday and see how that goes."

Korbinian Holzer and Mark Fraser are expected to play Monday for the Leafs, while Mike Komisarek and Cody Franson will sit.

Here is how the Leafs' lineup likely will look Monday night:

Joffrey Lupul - Tyler Bozak - Phil Kessel

Clarke MacArthur - Mikhail Grabovski - Nikolai Kulemin

James Van Riemsdyk - Nazem Kadri - Leo Komarov

Mike Brown - Jay McClement - Colton Orr

Dion Phaneuf - Mike Kostka

John Michael Liles - Carl Gunnarsson

Mark Fraser - Korbinian Holzer

Ben Scrivens

James Reimer

Injured: Jake Gardiner

Scratched: Mike Komisarek, Cody Franson

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