Leo Komarov will be out of the lineup tonight when the Leafs host the Dallas Stars.
Komarov took an elbow to the head from Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin, in Toronto’s 6-2 win over the Capitals.
“He’s unavailable for tonight” said Leafs coach Randy Carlyle. “The symptoms have subsided,
generally but there’s a timeframe in which we have to wait.”
Richard Panik will draw into tonight’s lineup as a result. Panik has been a healthy scratch since suiting up on November 22nd, in a 4-1 win against Detroit.
Jonathan Bernier is expected to make his sixth consecutive start in goal tonight, the most either goaltender has started in succession. Bernier is 3-1-1 in his last five starts.
Phil Kessel will play despite leaving half way through Monday’s practice with lower-body soreness. Tonight’s game will mark Kessel’s 387th consecutive game played.