It's been nearly 11 months since the Calgary Flames dealt their best defenseman, Dion Phaneuf, to Toronto in a blockbuster trade. On Thursday night, Phaneuf will set foot on the ice at Scotiabank Saddledome for the first time ever as a visiting player when he and the Leafs come to town.
Toronto began its Western Canada road trip on Tuesday with a 4-1 win at Edmonton. The Flames have been off for two days since their 3-2 overtime victory against Columbus on Monday.
The game is one of nine on Thursday's NHL schedule -- and one of two that start at 9:30 p.m. ET. Both are in Alberta -- in the other, the Oilers host Columbus.