Toronto Maple Leafs' players Morgan Rially and William Nylander celebrating a goal during a game.

Leafs confirm lineup against the Lightning, including Morgan Rielly

Published April 3, 2024 at 3:40 PM

The Toronto Maple Leafs confirmed their lineup for tonight's game against the Tampa Bay Lightning and it included the defenseman Morgan Rielly.

Rielly missed the last four games with an upper-body injury, and while Sheldon Keefe already revealed that Rielly would play against the Lightning, it got confirmed, as the projected starting lineup came out.

"Bertuzzi - Matthews - Domi
McMann - Tavares - Nylander
Knies - Holmberg - Robertson
Dewar - Kampf - Reaves

Brodie - McCabe
Rielly - Lyubushkin
Benoit - Timmins

Woll starts

Rielly and Woll to play tonight as the Maple Leafs could clinch their playoff spot

David Alter and Luke Fox added that Mark Giordano should sit this one out, Joel Edmundson won't be available to play, and Joseph Woll will be the starting goalie:

"Appears Morgan Rielly will come back in the lineup. Mark Giordano staying on the ice late and appears to be coming out in his place."

"Morgan Rielly to return after missing four games with an upper-body injury.

Mark Giordano expected to sit.

Joel Edmundson participated in morning skate but not available to play Saturday.

Joseph Woll is the Maple Leafs projected starter."

What could be the biggest difference maker tonight will be the goaltenders. Vasilevskiy has been on fire recently, whereas Woll faced adversity since getting back from his long-term injury.

The Toronto Maple Leafs could clinch their playoff ticket tonight, if they get a point against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

It should be an exciting matchup between two teams looking to create momentum for the playoffs. While they have very small chances of meeting in the first round, they could faceoff in the second round if they get there.

More to come.

Source: Maple Leafs Daily - Leafs confirm Rielly in vs. Tampa, reveal starting goalie, scratches
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