22-Man Roster Official: Bodie, Rielly on the team; McLaren to LTIR

22-Man Roster Official: Bodie, Rielly on the team; McLaren to LTIR

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The Leafs have moved Frazer McLaren to the long-term injury reserve with a broken finger, availing $700,000 in cap space, and recalled Troy Bodie after passing him through waivers yesterday. Bodie can be sent down again without passing through waivers provided he doesn’t stick longer than 10 games or 30 days.

 

The Leafs have opted for Bodie and his 100+ games in NHL experience to replace McLaren on the 4th line. Bodie’s skating stride may be offensive to the eyes, but he’s a big man who can deceptively cover ground once he reaches his top gear. He put in a solid effort in camp, went hard to the net and found some opportunities, and he flashed some modest puck skills in the preseason finale vs. Detroit.  He looked like a man possessed in that game, and while he was largely competing against AHL defencemen, he looked hungry and he’s got the size and pugilistic qualities Carlyle expects of at least two members of his 4th line. Expect him to play with McClement and Orr on line 4 tomorrow.

How Randy Carlyle manages Rielly in the group of 7 will be interesting. Does he play tomorrow over one of the other six regulars? Will Carlyle wait for a Fraser, Ranger or (based on some of Carlyle’s recent interviews) Gardiner to struggle before giving Rielly his first regular season game? The Leafs have 9 games to sort out where he stands.

What follows is the Leafs‘ 22-man roster for opening night vs. the Montreal Canadiens tomorrow:

 

FORWARDS
James Van Riemsdyk ($4.25m)  / Tyler Bozak ($4.2m) / Phil Kessel ($5.4m)
Joffrey Lupul ($5.25m) / Nazem Kadri ($2.9m) / Carter Ashton ($1.04m)
Mason Raymond ($1.0m) / Dave Bolland ($3.375m) / Nikolai Kulemin ($2.8m)
Troy Bodie ($0.6m) / Jay McClement ($1.5m) / Colton Orr ($0.925m)
David Clarkson ($5.25m) [suspended]

DEFENSEMEN
Dion Phaneuf ($6.5m) / Carl Gunnarsson ($3.15m)
Cody Franson ($2.0m) / Jake Gardiner ($1.117m)
Mark Fraser ($1.275m) / Paul Ranger ($1.0m)
Morgan Rielly ($1.744m)

GOALTENDERS
James Reimer ($1.8m)
Jonathan Bernier ($2.9m)

OTHER
Buyout: Darcy Tucker ($1.0m)
Buyout: Colby Armstrong ($1.0m)
Buried: John-Michael Liles ($2.950m)

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CAP SPACE: $165,833

Alec Brownscombe is the founder of MapleLeafsHotStove.com, where he has written daily about the Leafs since September of 2008. He was also the editor of the 2009-12 Maple Leafs Annuals. You can contact him at [email protected]
210 comments
Jay_Berg
Jay_Berg

If we resign Kessel to a Max deal then we will have Kessel, Lupul, Clarkson, JVR, Bozak all signed until at least 2018-19

Assuming we give Naz a long term contact next time around we would have a our top 6 locked up for a long time.

DarthBurke
DarthBurke

Was really hoping for a Kessel signing today... oh well.

Jay_Berg
Jay_Berg

Scabs lineup

René Bourque - Tomas Plekanec - Brian Gionta

Daniel Brière - David Desharnais - Max Pacioretty

Brendan Gallagher - Lars Eller - Alex Galchenyuk

George Parros - Brandon Prust - Travis Moen

P.K. Subban - Andrei Markov

Josh Gorges - Jarred Tinordi

Francis Bouillon - Raphaël Diaz

Soft top 9 and very soft defence. We will crush them into the ground

peterbleafs
peterbleafs

Its a good roster, I do not have much worry our team will fail.  Even with Clarkson out, we can roll 4 lines with more confidence than previous years.

whalz
whalz

so what happens now?

i think Nonis packages Liles with a prospect or pick to get rid of him and free up some cap space.. he tried getting him off the books for free by placing him on waivers but since no one bit, time to get this guy back in the NHL

hes not a komi or finger type player, Liles deserves better than to ride the bus.

Bon Scott was a Leaf fan
Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

So....it doesn't look as though Kessel will be extended by tomorrow.  Poulin was such a tease.

GeorgeCastanza
GeorgeCastanza

Maple Leaf haters are gonna hate.  Same SHIT different season!  Tune out these assholes or you'll end up like me;)   When the maple Leafs win the Stanley Cup , you'll here whining and crying  about how bad  it is for hockey, blah...blah.  Fuck em, Fuck em all.  I know who dominates mainstream media in canada and their favorite team is NOT the leafs even though we have the most fans. But I'm not going to open up fucking pandora's box.

Bon Scott was a Leaf fan
Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

I like Ashton as much as the next guy (happy he made the team).  Not sure I'd put him on the 2nd line though.

Jay_Berg
Jay_Berg

Can't wait until Dreger goes on TSN radio and says Kessel is asking for $11.5 million x 8 years.

blueandwhite
blueandwhite

I am not sure if another team picked up Liles off waivers from us that we would have gotten his entire salary off of our books. Isn't it that both teams would have to split his salary meaning Leafs would be on the hook for half his salary if another team picked him up?

Then I'm just happy that nobody picked Liles up nonetheless

peterbleafs
peterbleafs

@whalz Nothing happens, our team plays, the Marlies get ready.  And we see how the season starts playing out for us and other teams.  Opportunity arrives as fast as disaster in the NHL.

Cameron19
Cameron19

@whalz Well, if Colborne wasn't enough to get him moved....

MaxwellHowe
MaxwellHowe

@-Keon- Be sweet when the loathsome Habs cheering relative drop over for brunch

Jay_Berg
Jay_Berg

Meh, we crushed them last year. I don't see that changing unless price stands on his head.

whalz
whalz

lol....might need to send a 2nd rd pick? we didnt have much leverage as Colborne didnt exactly have the greatest camp and therefore we got a 4th rd pick instead of nothing for him.

Jay_Berg
Jay_Berg

Colborne is only worth a 4th though.

Might have to sweeten the pot. Just not sure who.

Jay_Berg
Jay_Berg

Seems like the most likely option unless Nonis gets a deal where we don't retain any salary. That'll be up to him to decide. ie is the cap space more important then say McKegg or someone along that line

Cameron19
Cameron19

@whalz Yes yes, I know. Some other people outplayed him in a 10 day pre-season.  Not interested in the debate about Colborne specifically - I wasn't a huge fan either.  The point is, were our cap better managed, we would have had the option of keeping him as the 4th forward AND the guys who outplayed him. 

whalz
whalz

im sure we could of kept him, but it was obvious the wingers and centres we had signed made him expendable..Hell mason raymond and Carter Ashton stole that job away from Colborne.

Cameron19
Cameron19

@Jay_Berg Then just buy him out at the end of the season.  Not worth it. 

Jay_Berg
Jay_Berg

Point is we would need to send something better then Colborne.

Cameron19
Cameron19

@Jay_Berg He was only worth a 4th in a very specific situation - where our cap was maxed out and we were going to lose him for nothing.