Tim Connolly will make his first appearance against his former club tonight, as the Leafs and Sabres are set to lock up for an exhibition tilt. With the lineup Wilson has decided to go with, you’d swear this was anything but.
The Leafs will ice a lineup that will closely resemble what they’ll be going with on opening night of the regular season. The only real NHL regulars not on the roster are Colby Armstrong and Luke Schenn.
For Connolly, this should feel like a regular season match-up as well, since I’m sure the competition level will be at a high while he skates against some familiar faces.
From Jonas Siegel at TSN1050 Radio, here are the Leafs’ lines, after the jump.
*This was originally Bozak, but Wilson says he’s banged up and won’t be in the lineup. Boyce moved up, Zigomanis slots in to be the fourth line center.
Sabres lines, from Sabres Edge:
Thomas Vanek-Derek Roy-Jason Pominville
Nathan Gerbe-Paul Gaustad-Patrick Kaleta
Colin Stuart-Cody McCormick-Brad Boyes
Michael Ryan-Matt Ellis-Corey Tropp
Jordan Leopold-Christian Ehrhoff
Brayden McNabb-Mike Weber
Marc-Andre Gragnani-T.J. Brennan
(Glove tap to long_suffering_leaf_fan)
And here is the original game sheet as posted by Chris Johnston from the Canadian Press earlier:
Game goes at 7pm EST. Enjoy.