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Ryder to play for Habs; Reimer back, only as backup

Wednesday, 02.27.2013 / 1:15 PM

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

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Ryder to play for Habs; Reimer back, only as backup

Newly acquired Montreal Canadiens forward Michael Ryder will play against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday but coach Michel Therrien would not say where the 32-year-old would be slotted in the lineup.

The Canadiens had 15 skaters plus their two goalies on the ice at the morning skate and did not skate in line rushes. Carey Price likely will get the start in goal.

The Maple Leafs activated goaltender James Reimer from injured reserve and sent Jussi Rynnas back to the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League. Ben Scrivens will start and Reimer will serve as the backup.

Here is the projected Maple Leafs lineup. Mike Brown (lower body) skated with the team and could play tonight on the fourth line.

James Van RiemsdykTyler BozakPhil Kessel

Leo KomarovMikhail GrabovskiNikolai Kulemin

Clarke MacArthurNazem KadriColton Orr

Frazer McLarenJay McClementMike Brown

Dion PhaneufKorbinian Holzer

Carl GunnarssonMichael Kostka

Cody FransonMark Fraser

Ben Scrivens

James Reimer

Injured: Joffrey Lupul, Matt Frattin

Scratched: John-Michael Liles, Mike Komisarek

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I have been blessed to play for 16 years in the NHL; it has been an amazing ride. I would like to thank the Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Rangers organizations and owners for providing me the opportunity to play the sport I love for so many years. I could have never played for so long or accomplished all that I have without the unwavering love and support from my wife, Heather, our three sons, Ryan, Lucas, and Mason, and my parents.

— Martin St. Louis after announcing his retirement from the NHL on Thursday