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FTB: Maple Leafs season begins tomorrow with lots of news still to come

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There’s a lot of last minute activity coming before the Leafs face the Jets on Wednesday.

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The first game of the Maple Leafs season is tomorrow against the Winnipeg Jets, but there’s still some sawdust to clear on the final roster, and more paperwork to get in order.

The Leafs announced a first round of cuts yesterday, leaving the team with a 26 man roster. That needs to be reduced further to 23 by today at 5:00 pm.

Several players went on waivers and we will find out if they clear at noon EDT.

Some final decisions still to be made include the fates of Dominic Moore, Eric Fehr, Calle Rosen and Andreas Borgman.

Also still undecided is where Timothy Liljegren will play.

The Marlies made a round of cuts to their roster too, stocking up the Orland Solar Bears, and sending some players back to junior.

Lou Lamoriello comments to media after camp - MLHS
"It was, without question, a competitive camp. I think it’s great when you have decisions."

One other decision to be made is by the league on the status of Joffrey Lupul. Teh answer to that should also come today.

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