News & Notes From The Morning Skate

The Leafs play the second game of their season long three-game road trip tonight in Winnipeg in what will be a raucous MTS Centre.

Toronto had both Mike Brown and Carl Gunnarsson on the ice for the morning skate but neither will dress for tonight’s game. Head coach Randy Carlyle said that Brown is closer to game action than Gunnarsson who is still a ways away from being back.

All three Leafs players from the province of Manitoba are expected to be in the lineup tonight.

Here is what the expected lines are for tonight:

Head coach Randy Carlyle said following the skate that Brown is closer to a return than Gunnarsson.

All three Leafs players with ties to the Winnipeg area, James Reimer, Colton Orr and Frazer McLaren are expected to play tonight.

Have a look at what the Leafs expected lines could be for tonight’s game:

van Riemsdyk-Bozak-Kessel
Kulemin-Grabovski-MacArthur
Komarov-Kadri-Frattin
Orr-McClement-McLaren

Kostka-Phaneuf
Liles-Holzer
Fraser-Franson

This will be the first time that Orr  and McLaren will play in Winnipeg in their pro careers.

“I watched the Jets as a kid growing up and I’m just excited to play here,” Orr said.

Take a tour of the MTS Centre a 15,600 arena that is always rocking.

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