Newly acquired Montreal Canadiens forward Michael Ryder will play against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday but coach Michel Therrien would not say where the 32-year-old would be slotted in the lineup.
The Canadiens had 15 skaters plus their two goalies on the ice at the morning skate and did not skate in line rushes. Carey Price likely will get the start in goal.
The Maple Leafs activated goaltender James Reimer from injured reserve and sent Jussi Rynnas back to the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League. Ben Scrivens will start and Reimer will serve as the backup.
Here is the projected Maple Leafs lineup. Mike Brown (lower body) skated with the team and could play tonight on the fourth line.
James Van Riemsdyk – Tyler Bozak – Phil Kessel
Leo Komarov – Mikhail Grabovski – Nikolai Kulemin
Clarke MacArthur – Nazem Kadri – Colton Orr
Frazer McLaren – Jay McClement – Mike Brown
Dion Phaneuf – Korbinian Holzer
Carl Gunnarsson – Michael Kostka
Cody Franson – Mark Fraser
Injured: Joffrey Lupul, Matt Frattin
Scratched: John-Michael Liles, Mike Komisarek