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Projected lineups for Maple Leafs, Hurricanes

Tuesday, 12.13.2011 / 1:13 PM

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

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Projected lineups for Maple Leafs, Hurricanes
TORONTO -- Here is what the lineups could look like when the Maple Leafs and Hurricanes take the ice tonight in Toronto.

MAPLE LEAFS

Joffrey Lupul - Tyler Bozak - Phil Kessel
Clarke MacArthur - Tim Connolly - Colby Armstrong
Matt Frattin - Mikhail Grabovski - Nikolai Kulemin
Joey Crabb- David Steckel - Philippe Dupuis
 
Carl Gunnarsson - Dion Phaneuf
Jake Gardiner - Luke Schenn
John-Michael Liles - Cody Franson
 
James Reimer will start in goal, with Jonas Gustavsson the backup.
 
Colton Orr, Jay Rosehill and Keith Aulie will be healthy scratches.

HURRICANES

Jiri Tlusty - Eric Staal - Patrick Dwyer
Alexei Ponikarovsky - Jussi Jokinen - Tuomo Ruutu
Drayson Bowman - Brandon Sutter - Chad Larose
Andreas Nodl - Tim Brent - Anthony Stewart

Tim Gleason - Jamie McBain
Jaroslav Spacek - Justin Faulk
Bryan Allan - Derek Joslin

Cam Ward will start in goal, with Mike Murphy the backup.

For more on tonight's game, check out the preview here.
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