It’s official. Kessel is now listed on LTIR and Nik Kulemin has been called up. I’ll be liveblogging the Leafs season-opener tonight on thescore.com. The following are the projected lineups, as per Sportsnet, for tonight’s game. Also, Brendan Shanahan has decided to call it a career.

Leafs Projected Lineup:

Forwards:
Blake-Stajan-Stalberg
Grabovski-Hagman-Ponikarovsky
Wallin-Stempniak-Mitchell
Rosehill-Primeau-Orr

Defence:
Beauchemin-Schenn
Kaberle-Komisarek
White -Exelby

In net:
Toskala
Gustavsson

Here is the link for any and all who are welcome to join me for tonight’s liveblog.

On a side note, Brendan Shanahan released a statement that he will not be playing hockey this season and is looking at retiring. Go here for more details.

Looking forward to seeing the Leafs play tonight. Hope the kids can continue to shine.

Also Note: I will be hosting a post-game analysis coveritlive event on Checking From Behind after the game. Just click on Game Day for more details. It will be invites to all hockey fans, but in particular to Leafs and Habs fans. So be sure to join in and discuss how you felt the Leafs played after they beat the Canadiens tonight. Jump in, brag to Habs fans, and have a blast! Look forward to seeing you all there supporting your team.

Micheal A. Aldred
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