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Armstrong, Liles back in Leafs lineup tonight for Pens rematch

Feb 1, 2012, 12:03 PM EDT

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One night after blowing a three-goal lead in the third period and losing the shootout in Pittsburgh, the Maple Leafs will get two key players back for the rematch against the Penguins in Toronto.

Forward Colby Armstrong and defenseman John-Michael Liles are expected to play tonight – the former has been out with a foot injury, the latter a concussion.

To make room for the two returning players, Nazem Kadri and Keith Aulie have been sent down to the minors.

James Reimer will get the nod in goal for the home team, taking over for Jonas Gustavsson. Reimer’s made just one start in 2012, losing to Ottawa on Jan. 17.

The Leafs earned a point with last night’s 5-4 shootout loss, but they should’ve earned two. How they respond tonight will be interesting to see.

Toronto sits eighth in the Eastern Conference, one point of ahead of Florida, which has two games in hand.

  1. jamesmakesurmomneil - Feb 1, 2012 at 12:52 PM

    The leafs could add Jesus and mats sundin to their roster and still could not compete with the superpower that is the Pittsburgh Penguins. Maybe their owner can trade away their 2024 draft pick for some goal scoring help. Soon enough this junk team will be back at the bottom of the standings

    • habsman - Feb 1, 2012 at 2:01 PM

      Be nice, or Burkie may file a complaint about your comments.

      • richardparksdong - Feb 1, 2012 at 2:14 PM

        go to mcdonalds and get a whaaburger and french cries

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