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

  • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

    Too bad Wickie’s daughter didn’t marry a skilled center.

  • mcloki

    Hopefully. Kadri sparks Kuli’s Cold Dead hands into life.

  • Loric76

    https://twitter.com/npsporthttps://twitter.com/npsport/status/384802174527500290
    Can the Toronto Maple Leafs and coach Randy Carlyle be too tough? http://t.co/nhJCr0RoYZ

  • Loric76

    https://twitter.com/KatsHockeyhttps://twitter.com/KatsHockey/status/384807934200279040
    OK, this image is TERRIFYING! http://t.co/sBn70As0bX

  • mcloki

    ingy56 lol.

  • theninjagreg

    MapleLeafsHS nothing to worry about

  • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

    Loric76 I feel nauseous.

  • MapleLeafsHS

    theninjagreg to what are you referring

  • Bruce Gamble

    That’s a damn good looking hockey team, they’re going to have a gr8 season!

  • GreekGod

    Bruce Gamble 
    Maybe it’s just me but I would rather have Reilly in there instead of Ranger…

  • Bruce Gamble

    GreekGod Bruce Gamble 
    Ya think? I like Ranger’s experience. I’m sure Reilly will get lots of ice time for his 9 game stint. I’ll be surprised if they don’t send him back to Moose Jaw after that.

  • Knights2Leafs

    Loric76 
    Pretty lame using Clarkson jumping over the boards as being too tough.  Completely out of context.

  • Ensign

    Howdy folks. Hows it going here?

  • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

    Ensign Hey Ensign..what’s up? Long time no hear.

  • BringBackYushki

    jesus on a popsicle stick , are the sens in financial trouble ? http://i.imgur.com/BcYO0uK.gif

  • Knights2Leafs

    Bruce Gamble
    If Rielly doesn’t play every game he could be here for a while.

  • GreekGod

    Bruce Gamble GreekGod 
    Personally I think Rielly out played Ranger and has earned a spot on opening night with Fraser.

  • theninjagreg

    MapleLeafsHS Leafs are under cap and everything is AOK

  • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

    BringBackYushki OK, that’s just creepy.

  • wiski

    ingy56 BringBackYushki make it stop/ lol

  • LeafsForLife

    I expect there should be quite a few fights tomorrow night. Sounds good to me. We have the Sherriff, so no worrys.

  • wiski

    Ensign Knock the wife up yet 😉

  • Ensign

    ingy56 Ensign Ya i can’t log on from work unless its my phone and its way too hard to manage a conversation on here.

  • Loric76

    Knights2Leafs Loric76 yup, MSM are really jonesing for stories.  Not so easy to shit on this team anymore as the faults are less and less obvious.

  • Ensign

    wiski Ensign yessir! Due next month

  • wiski

    Ensign wiski Congrats buddy

  • Knights2Leafs

    GreekGod
    As the preseason went on, Rielly looked much better in handling NHL size players but he still has a ways to go.  Advantage Ranger in that regard.

  • Ensign

    wiski Ensign Thanks! Pretty pumped

  • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

    Ensign ingy56 I hear you…looking forward to the opener tomorrow and a solid beatdown of the Scabs to set the season off the right way.

  • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

    Ensign wiski Congrats.

  • Xxxxxnew

    Call the Doctor.

  • Loric76

    Ensign wiski grats dude.

    Now go get some sleep while you can, you won’t be doing much for at least the next 3-5 years

  • Ensign

    ingy56 Ensign Agreed. I’m excited about the roster.. although I got $50 that Reimer loses his starter job  by mid season

  • Ensign

    Loric76 Ensign wiski I don’t anyway…horrible sleeper!

  • Loric76

    BringBackYushki where’d you find that pic of Uncle Bob? :)

  • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

    Ensign ingy56 Reimer looks pretty good right now, he will go down fighting I know that much. I just hope it’s not a political decision and a hockey one instead.

  • Ensign

    ingy56 Ensign he’ll go down injured and that’ll be that :) It’ll be a pragmatic decision

  • wiski

    Ensign Loric76 wiski Sleep whats that? I only know how to pass out. lol
    Rodney Dangerfield.

  • 4evrblue

    wiski ingy56 BringBackYushki I can’t look away….. why can’t I look away!?!

  • Ensign

    wiski Ensign Loric76 haha i’m not even good at that!

  • Dangle_My_Berries

    BringBackYushki this is just over the top… i cant deal right now…

  • BringBackYushki

    Loric76 BringBackYushki I thought it was Cameron , High Yo !

  • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

    Ensign ingy56 Could be right on that one.

  • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

    4evrblue wiski ingy56 BringBackYushki We need some new posts to push it down the page.

  • Ensign

    ingy56 I better be..i literally have $50 saying he’s second string by mid season

  • wiski

    I’m out boys see ya tomorraw

  • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

    I hope they publish the puck drop time tomorrow so I can miss the old dead guys carrying flames show.

  • 4evrblue

    Yahoo is pissing me off. Why can’t they just put some players on LTIR already? I need to adjust my rosters damnit!!!

  • vinoa

    about to do my 1st fantasy draft, any advice from seasoned vets?

  • LeafsForLife

    Ensign wiski Gratz man! Remember to get as much time with them when theyre young as you can and cherish it all because it passes you by very fast. Aint nothin better than being a dad!