The Maple Leafs squeezed in a practice this morning at the MasterCard Centre for the final time this week, as they get ready for Wednesday’s game against the Boston Bruins, at TD Garden.
The team was scheduled to practice at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday morning, but for some reason they were delayed several minutes and didn’t start on time. After waiting for 15+ minutes, the team eventually hit the ice and began their session.
The practice included Tyler Bozak who’s, coming off a upper-body injury.
Bozak, who missed the final two games of the season, was first on the ice. He was alone, shooting pucks and skating around, seeing if he felt good to participate in the team’s full practice. Bozak left the ice, and waited for his teammates to join.
With Bozak feeling good to go, Randy Carlyle put him back on the first forward line, centering James van Reimsdyk and Phil Kessel.
The second line saw Mikhail Grabovski centering Joffrey Lupul and Nikolia Kulemin
Nazem Kadri was put on the third line, as he was centering Clarke MacArthur and Matt Frattin
The fourth line, however had Jay McClement centering Colton Orr and Leo Komarov.
The fifth line (extra players) had Frazer McLaren centering Ryan Hamilton and Joe Colborne.
– Randy Carlyle expects Tyler Bozak to play in game one vs. Boston tomorrow.
– Tyler Bozak told the media he’ll be able to play tomorrow vs. Boston, but is unsure if he’ll be able to take face-offs.
And that’s, that. The Maple Leafs will make their way to Boston this afternoon.
Be sure to follow me on twitter at @Dale_Lamontgane.