• Layoff has Leafs' Andersen on track for championship-calibre workload

    2 days ago - By Sportsnet

    TORONTO - Even if no one will say it quite in these terms, there is a silver lining to the groin issue that has put Frederik Andersen on course to make fewer regular-season starts than his previous two years with the Maple Leafs.
    The big Dane appeared destined to blow past the NHL's point of no return for a No. 1 goaltender by playing 65-plus games once again - at least until he was shut down coming out of the Christmas break with what he described as a nagging issue that first popped up earlier in December.
    Now, with Andersen set to return for Monday's game against the Colorado Avalanche...
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  • Maple Leafs' John Tavares tasked with stopping Avalanche's all-star trio

    2 days ago - By Sportsnet

    TORONTO - For the second straight game, the Toronto Maple Leafs will face one of the most dynamic and most stacked lines in hockey.
    And for the second straight game, the weighty task of shutting down a trio of all-star-calibre forwards will fall to the John Tavares and wingmen Mitch Marner and Zach Hyman .
    "They're getting the call tonight," said Leafs coach Mike Babcock ahead of Monday's tilt with the top-heavy Colorado Avalanche. "The appeal is, I'm doing what I can to win the game, and I think they're right now playing our best."
    From both opponents' perspective, much can be read into a...
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  • Andersen ‘feeling great' ahead of return from injury vs. Avalanche

    Andersen ‘feeling great' ahead of return from injury vs. Avalanche

    2 days ago - By Sportsnet

    TORONTO - The Toronto Maple Leafs have their No. 1 goalie back in the fold.
    Frederik Andersen will get the start when Toronto hosts the Colorado Avalanche on Monday night at Scotiabank Arena.
    The 29-year-old netminder hasn't played since Dec. 22 because of a groin injury. Andersen served as the backup for two games immediately before and after the NHL's Christmas break, but was then placed on injured reserve and hasn't dressed for the Leafs' last five outings.
    He had originally targeted Saturday's home game against the Boston Bruins, which Toronto lost 3-2, only to be cut down by a flu bug...
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  • Leafs goalie Andersen off IR, starting Monday

    2 days ago - By ESPN

    Maple Leafs goalie Frederik Andersen is coming off injured reserve and starting against the Avalanche Monday.
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  • Freddie ready: Leafs' Andersen to return vs. Avs after 8-game absence

    2 days ago - By TheScore

    Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen will return to the crease on Monday against the Colorado Avalanche , head coach Mike Babcock said, according to TSN's Mark Masters. Andersen missed Toronto's last eight games due to a groin injury and more recently, the flu. He's put himself in the Vezina Trophy conversation this season on the back of a 20-9-1 record with a .923 save percentage and a 2.50 goals-against average. The Maple Leafs went 4-4-0 during Andersen's hiatus with Garret Sparks and Michael Hutchinson defending the cage. Sparks missed the last five games due to a...
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  • Jeff Blair: All about the long game for Maple Leafs

    2 days ago - By Sportsnet

    While the Mike Babcock's side is too good to collect moral victories, fans could take solace in Saturday's loss to the Bruins that this isn't the Toronto team Boston will see in the postseason.
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  • Maple Leafs' Frederik Andersen to start vs. Avalanche

    2 days ago - By Sportsnet

    Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Frederik Andersen will start Monday against the Colorado Avalanche, his first start since Dec. 22.
    Frederik Andersen will start his first game since Dec. 22 tonight, per Babcock. LeafsForever
    - luke fox January 14, 2019
    Garrett Sparks, who hasn't played since Dec. 29, will also return and backup Andersen against the Avalanche.
    Andersen missed the Maple Leafs' first seven games after the Christmas break with a groin injury. The 29-year-old has a 20-9-1 record this season, which has him tied for third in wins in the NHL. His .923 save percentage ranks sixth among...
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