Jack Campbell will return from his one-game absence when the Toronto Maple Leafs go to the Winnipeg Jets at Bell MTS Centre on Wednesday.
Campbell missed the staff’s 3-2 additional time defeat to the Edmonton Oilers on Monday with a leg harm that has plagued him all season.
“It’s one thing we’ve got to handle,” Maple Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe stated. “We now have to be accountable with it as a employees and be good with it and he must be trustworthy inform us how he is feeling so we will make the suitable choices.”
Campbell is 6-0-0 this season with a .945 save share. He made 17 saves on 20 photographs in a 4-3 additional time victory in opposition to the Oilers on Saturday.
“It takes a whole lot of character to undergo one thing like that,” Maple Leafs defenseman Zach Bogosian stated of Campbell. “Individuals do not see what goes on behind the scenes; Soupy has been working so arduous within the health club attempting to battle again and clearly when he is come again and performed for us he is performed extraordinarily effectively and it is good to see.”
Campbell has but to play in opposition to the Jets this season, who’ve outperformed Toronto in purpose.
Connor Hellybucyk is predicted to begin in purpose for the Jets and posted a .921 save share in three begins in opposition to the Maple Leafs this season.
Toronto’s No. 1 goaltender, Frederik Andersen, didn’t accompany the staff for the beginning of their four-game highway journey.
Andersen has been out of the lineup since Campbell returned on Mar. 20 and hasn’t skated attributable to a lower-body harm.
“He is obtained one other follow-up appointment tomorrow which we’re hopeful will give us extra data for subsequent steps for him,” Keefe stated.
Andersen hasn’t been dominated out of a return on the highway journey, however having not skated for awhile suggests he could also be out a short while longer.
Formally, Andersen stays day-to-day.
The Leafs will roll with the identical 4 strains they used in opposition to the Oilers on Monday.
New look on the ability play
Alex Galchenyuk will get a glance on the ability play for the primary time with the Maple Leafs.
“A part of it’s him and what he can convey and a part of it’s we clearly have not had him all through a lot of the season,” Keefe stated.
Toronto hasn’t scored on the powerplay of their final 19 alternatives. Regardless of the shortage of scoring, Keefe says he likes how his staff has seemed with the person benefit.
Battle for the North
The Leafs and Jets will play within the fifth sport out of ten between the golf equipment earlier than the season ends. The Leafs maintain a one-point lead over the Jets for prime spot within the North Division with a sport in hand.
Ending first in division means having the home-ice benefit for the primary two rounds of the playoffs. However does it matter in a yr the place there have been no followers within the buildings?
“I am unsure anybody can provide you a solution with any substance to it as a result of no one is aware of,” Leafs ahead Jason Spezza stated. “There is not any followers, no individuals within the constructing, there’s line modifications however most significantly we need to be successful video games.