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Preview: Maple Leafs at Wild

Backup goalie Jhonas Enroth starts for Toronto, defenseman Matt Dumba healthy scratch for Minnesota

by Jessi Pierce / NHL.com Correspondent

MAPLE LEAFS (1-0-2) at WILD (2-1-0)

8 p.m. ET; FS-N, FS-WI, TSN4, NHL.TV

 

Maple Leafs team scope

Goalie Jhonas Enroth will make his first start of the season for the Toronto Maple Leafs. "[Enroth] is a guy who's been good wherever he's been," coach Mike Babcock said. "Here's an opportunity for him here tonight." Starter Frederik Andersen, acquired in a trade with the Anaheim Ducks on June 20, has allowed 11 goals in three games, including five on 34 shots in a 5-4 overtime loss to the Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday. "I just think it's pretty apparent where he's given up goals and we'll just work on it," Babcock said. "You look at him at the end of the game but at the start of the game when they're outshooting us 6-0 and we could have been out of the game already, we weren't." The Maple Leafs did not skate Thursday.

 

Wild team scope

Minnesota Wild defenseman Matt Dumba will be a healthy scratch. Coach Bruce Boudreau said the move is not a reflection of Dumba playing poorly but "maybe he has to do a little less. … Dumba is going to be a really good player. He is a good player right now. He's trying to do too much right now. We just want him to calm it down and play his game." Defenseman Mike Reilly was recalled from Iowa of the American Hockey League on Wednesday and will take Dumba's place in the lineup. He had seven points in 29 games with Minnesota last season. "[I'm] just [going to] try to come in and play my game," Reilly said. "Obviously, [I] wasn't satisfied with the first effort and as a team, so just come in and try to do what I do best."

 

Maple Leafs projected lineup

Milan Michalek -- Nazem Kadri -- Leo Komarov

Zach Hyman -- Auston Matthews -- William Nylander

James van Riemsdyk -- Tyler Bozak -- Mitchell Marner

Matt Martin -- Peter Holland -- Connor Brown

Morgan Rielly -- Martin Marincin

Jake Gardiner -- Connor Carrick

Matt Hunwick -- Nikita Zaitsev

Jhonas Enroth

Frederik Andersen

Scratched: Seth Griffith, Roman Polak, Frank Corrado

Injured: Josh Leivo (lower body)

 

Wild projected lineup

Zach Parise -- Eric Staal -- Charlie Coyle

Mikael Granlund -- Mikko Koivu -- Chris Stewart

Nino Niederreiter -- Erik Haula -- Jason Pominville

Jason Zucker -- Zac Dalpe -- Teemu Pulkkinen

Ryan Suter -- Jared Spurgeon

Marco Scandella -- Jonas Brodin

Mike Reilly -- Christian Folin

Devan Dubnyk

Darcy Kuemper

Scratched: Nate Prosser, Matt Dumba

Injured: None

 

Status report

Zucker will play after taking a maintenance day Wednesday.

 

Who's hot

Matthews is tied with four other players for the League lead in goals with four in three games. … Coyle and Suter are on three-game point streaks. Coyle has three points (two goals, one assist) and Suter has four points (one goal, three assists).

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