KANATA, Ont. – Here are the projected lineups for Saturday night’s game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Ottawa Senators at Scotiabank Place.
The Leafs held an optional skate, while the Senators, after a 2-1 overtime loss to the Islanders on Friday, also went with an optional practice.
Milan Michalek – Jason Spezza – Erik Condra
Nick Foligno – Kyle Turris – Daniel Alfredsson
Colin Greening – Zack Smith – Chris Neil
Kaspars Daugavins –Zenon Konopka – Jim O’Brien
Filip Kuba – Erik Karlsson
Jared Cowen – Sergei Gonchar
Chris Phillips – Matt Carkner
On Friday, Jim O’Brien was called up from Binghamton as “insurance” for an ailing Spezza, who is battling the flu. Spezza played against the Islanders, but O’Brien still went into the lineup, replacing Bobby Butler, who was a healthy scratch. On Saturday, coach Paul MacLean said that there would be no changes to the lineup.
Joffrey Lupul – Tyler Bozak – Phil Kessel
Clarke MacArthur –Mikhail Grabovski – Nikolai Kulemin
Matthew Lombardi – Tim Connolly – Joey Crabb
Colby Armstrong – David Steckel – Mike Brown
Carl Gunnarsson – Dion Phaneuf
John-Michael Liles –Cody Franson
Jake Gardiner –Luke Schenn
Darryl Boyce (back) remains out while Jay Rosehill and Mike Komisarek are the healthy scratches.