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The Maple Leafs wrap up the pre-season with back-to-back games against the Red Wings.

Detroit Red Wings v Toronto Maple Leafs
From a pre-season game at the ACC on October 1, 2006. That’s Ian White and Henrik Zetterberg.
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The Maple Leafs had last night off, but the Marlies had a pre-season game against the Rochester Americans played in Thorold. Included on the team were many players who will fill out the new Newfoundland Growlers roster. The Marlies lost this one 4-2, but the more urgent news is that we have our first injury of the season!

Well that sounds funny, it’s probably painful in that really annoying way where it lingers for days and hits you every time you move your thumb the wrong way. Someone please put all our precious prospects in bubble wrap, at least until the regular season actually starts.

Meanwhile, Auston Matthews has taken up a side job as a male model.

The Leafs will continue the pre-season with back-to-back games against the Red Wings tonight in Toronto, tomorrow in Detroit. After that, it’s all clear until game one of the regular season which is ednesday night against the Canadiens.

The team has to be roster compliant by close of business on Tuesday so expect some final roster cut announcements to come at any time. Remember there are several players who will have to be offered on waivers if they do not make the final Leafs roster and we will likely here about that on Monday or early Tuesday.

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