The Maple Leafs preseason action continues in the Motor City tonight (7:30pm Leafs TV, TSN1050 Radio) in the first of a back-to-back against the Wings.
Toronto is coming off a 3-2 loss to the Senators on Tuesday which was the Leafs first in regulation during the preseason. The Leafs have put together a 4-1-1 record throught the first six preseason games. This will be the Leafs final road preseason game before the regular season opens in Montreal next Tuesday.
After signing a one-year contract on Thursday morning, Cody Franson is expected to play in his first preseason game tonight. There is also a chance that Dave Bolland and Colton Orr could both return to the lineup this weekend. Bolland has been dealing with a groin injury while Colton Orr has been out the entire preseason with a bone bruise.
The Leafs will skate in Toronto this morning before heading to Detroit this afternoon.
According to Paul Hendrick here is how the Leafs lined up at the morning skate.
(21) van Riemsdyk – (42) Bozak – (71) Clarkson
(19) Lupul – (63) Bolland – (41) Kulemin
(46) Broll – (43) Kadri – (12) Raymond
(37) Ashton – (11) McClement – (28) Orr
(3) Phaneuf – (36) Gunnarsson
(2) Fraser – (15) Ranger
(51) Gardiner (4) Franson
(45) Jonathan Bernier
(35) Drew MacIntyre