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THE BOYS ARE BACK!
THE BOYS ARE BACK!
Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Leafs (28-18-5) vs Islanders (25-21-5)

7:30 pm ET
TV: SN

Our game preview with lineups is here.

The Leafs apparently got hit by a bug, I suspect transmitted through JVR via Species. Way to go, Species.

So on the one hand, Polak to the IR seems like a good time for Babcock to really give guys like Carrick, Dermott, and/or Borgman some time even when Zaitsev and Rielly are back. On the other hand, Hainsey's been such a rock in stabilizing the game of Rielly and Gardiner, so that's less good.

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GO LEAFS GO!

Poll

Who are you most happy to see getting into the lineup now?

This poll is closed

  • 14%
    Zaitsev - better depth on D
    (15 votes)
  • 45%
    Dermott - kid's solidified the bottom pair
    (46 votes)
  • 34%
    Kapanen - frigging finally!
    (35 votes)
  • 5%
    No I'm not giving you Rielly as an option that's just not fair
    (6 votes)
102 votes total Vote Now