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Toronto Maple Leafs Look To Harpoon Buffalo Sabres

November 15th, 2013 No Comments

The Toronto Maple Leafs and Buffalo Sabres will play game one of back-to-back games Friday night. Toronto will enter the game with their top three centres out of the lineup thanks to injuries to David Bolland (ankle) and Tyler Bozak (lower body) and a questionable hit on Minnesota Wild netminder Niklas Backstrom, which resulted in the suspension of Nazem Kadri for three games. As a result of Toronto’s slim pickings down the middle, Maple Leafs head coach Randy Carlyle will have to be creative. James Van Riemsdyk looks to be Carlyle’s first line centre, with Jay McClement jumping up to second line duty from the fourth line and recent call-up Jerred Smithson assuming third line duty. Friday night’s game will mark the return of interim Head Coach Ted Nolan to the Sabres. Nolan, who posted a 73-72-19 record with Buffalo

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