It’s all fun and games until someone breaks the goalie. Again. After laying down the Maple Leafs’ first shutout of the season, Jack Campbell looks to be out of action again with a mystery injury. Likely from this:
Clips his Campbells head. Frig man. pic.twitter.com/9atq96uboH— Omar (@TicTacTOmar) February 28, 2021
Frig man, indeed.
It’s not official yet, but:
Leafs goalie carousel spins away: Jack Campbell sidelined with undisclosed issue after posting a shutout Saturday, and Frederik Andersen continues to work his way back from lower-body injury. https://t.co/hA8tcjMzig— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) March 1, 2021
Full list of participants at #Leafs optional skate in no particular order:— David Alter (@dalter) March 1, 2021
Spezza, Petan, Barabanov, Kerfoot, Agostino, Engvall, Lehtonen, Liljegren, Matthews, Thornton, Andersen, Hutchinson, Woll.
Absence of Jimmy Vesey suggests to me he won’t be scratched tonight.
Vesey guessing aside, this was yesterday’s practice lines:
Today's @MapleLeafs practice lineup in Edmonton:— Leafs PR (@LeafsPR) February 28, 2021
Andersen, Hutchinson, Woll
Auston Matthews, officially a game-time decision is unlikely for tonight’s game. The not 100% healthy Zach Hyman and Joe Thornton will join Jake Muzzin (busted face) as playing while hurt.
Meanwhile the Oilers news included new D pairings today:
Oiler D pairings— Ryan Rishaug (@TSNRyanRishaug) March 1, 2021
And the Oilers claimed goalie Alex Stalock on waivers today, but he will be two weeks at least before he joins the team.
Game time tonight is 10 p.m., so those game-time decisions will come about 9:30 unless something leaks out sooner.