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Frederik Andersen expected to make Maple Leafs debut

Goalie has been sidelined since Sept. 2 with upper-body injury

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Goalie Frederik Andersen reportedly will make his Toronto Maple Leafs debut in a preseason game against the Ottawa Senators in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, on Tuesday.

"I don't know how much he's going to play, but he's going to definitely play a period," coach Mike Babcock told CBC on Monday.

Andersen, 27, said he feels close to 100 percent after sustaining an upper-body injury playing for Denmark in an Olympic qualifier in Minsk, Belarus, on Sept. 2. The suspected shoulder injury caused him to miss the World Cup of Hockey 2016 for Team Europe.

The Maple Leafs acquired Andersen from the Anaheim Ducks on June 20 for two draft picks. He was 22-9-4 with a 2.30 goals-against average and .919 save percentage for Anaheim last season, and is 77-26-12 with a 2.33 GAA and .918 save percentage in 125 NHL games, all with the Ducks, who selected him in the third round (No. 87) of the 2012 NHL Draft.

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