TORONTO (AP) -Forward Mark Bell will make his debut for the Maple Leafs on Tuesday at Ottawa after completing a suspension for a drinking and driving incident.
Bell finished serving a 15-game ban on Saturday and will be in the Toronto lineup against the Senators, the team said.
"I've definitely been thinking about it a lot lately, I anticipate little butterflies," Bell said after practice Monday. "Just more excitement than anything."
The discipline stemmed from a drinking and driving incident in San Jose, where Bell played for the Sharks last year.
Kyle Wellwood, who has been sidelined after having surgery for a sports hernia, is also likely to make his season debut.
"Everything's been going great and I haven't had any setbacks," Wellwood said. "I definitely want to play."
The team said he would play eight to 12 minutes, mostly on the power play. He and Bell are expected to skate on the same line.