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Leafs vs Senators Preseason Preview: Air Canada Centre lines, broadcast schedule, and more

The Leafs play two split-squad games tonight against Ottawa. Here's a preview of the game in Toronto.

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The Leafs open preseason today with two split squad games. The puck drops in the Air Canada Centre at 7:30 p.m.

How to Watch:

You can watch the game on TSN4 if you're in the Toronto region.


Many of the new members of the Leafs organization are going to be playing in the game at the Canadian Tire Centre, but there will still be some new faces taking the ice in Toronto.

4th overall draft pick, Mitch Marner will be in the lineup. Michael Grabner, recently acquired in a 6 player deal with the New York Islanders, will make his debut on a line with PTO signee, Devin Setoguchi. Nick Spaling, who came over in the Phil Kessel deal, will be playing with free agent signing P.A. Parenteau.

On the blue line, Martin Marincin, traded from the Edmonton Oilers, will be playing on a pairing with Roman Polak.

I don't want to raise a big stink about line combinations this early into preseason but, at this rate, I think Tyler Bozak is going to be on that top line for the rest of my life.

It also looks like the Leafs are going to try to dress 23 skaters tonight. I'm not convinced that there will be enough to room on the bench for all of them or that the NHL actually allows dressing that many players but it's seems like it's happening.

The Senators are sending their B team to Toronto. Mika Zibanejad and a healthy Mike Hoffman are in the lineup but there's not much.

Here are the lines, via David Alter.


van Riemsdyk - Bozak - Brown

Grabner - Nylander - Setoguchi

Winnik - Spaling - Parenteau

Leipsic - Carrick - Panik

Soshnikov - Marner - Komarov


Gardiner - Rielly

Marincin - Polak

Loov - Percy

Campbell - Fraser




Here are Ottawa's lines, via Brent Wallace.


Hoffman - Paul - Chiasson

Greening - Smith - Schneider

Puempel - Chlapik - Stortini

Perron - Zibanejad - Dziurzynski

Extras: Penny, Hobbs, Dunn


Wiercioch - Ceci

Borowiecki - Harpur

Lepine - Tuzzolino




If you haven't already, read Scott's preview of the game at the Canadian Tire Centre, check it out.