WINNIPEG -- The Toronto Maple Leafs return to the friendly environment of the road Tuesday night when they meet the Winnipeg Jets at MTS Centre.
Toronto (15-10-1) has posted a 9-5-0 mark away from Air Canada Centre, where coach Randy Carlyle's club is fresh off a 5-4 shootout loss Saturday evening to the Pittsburgh Penguins. Toronto has collected points in four of its past five games. After facing the Jets, the Maple Leafs meet Pittsburgh again Thursday to begin a three-game homestand.
It was thought that Mikhail Grabovski, Nikolai Kulemin and Matt Frattin, who returned against Pittsburgh after a knee injury sidelined him for 12 games, might form a new second line for Toronto. Carlyle shrugged aside the notion, however.
"That's just to give [the media] something to talk about, because [they] like to talk about those things," Carlyle said with a smile.
James Reimer will make his fifth start in Toronto's past six games. Reimer has registered back-to-back outings of 40-plus saves.
Here is the Maple Leafs' possible lineup:
James van Riemsdyk – Tyler Bozak – Phil Kessel
Leo Komarov – Mikhail Grabovski – Nikolai Kulemin
Clarke MacArthur – Nazem Kadri – Matt Frattin
Frazer McLaren – Jay McClement – Colton Orr
Dion Phaneuf – Korbinian Holzer
Carl Gunnarson – Mike Kostka
Cody Franson – Mark Fraser
Injured: Joffrey Lupul (forearm)
Scratched: Mike Komisarek, John-Michael Liles