Matt Frattin was activated off injured reserve and is expected to return to the lineup against Pittsburgh on Saturday. Frattin missed the past 12 games with a left knee injury. He is projected to join a line with Nazem Kadri and Clarke MacArthur.
Randy Carlyle hinted at other possible changes to his lineup against the Penguins, including on defence. John-Michael Liles notably worked with the second power-play unit with Mike Kostka joining Dion Phaneuf (and Cody Franson) on the first grouping.
James Reimer returns between the pipes on Saturday after sitting in favour of Ben Scrivens versus Boston on Thursday. Reimer beat the Penguins 5-2 on January 23rd in the only two meeting between the two clubs this season.
TOR is 1-0-0 vs PIT this season, winning in PIT
TOR has won 3 straight at home vs PIT, each win by 1G
3-1-0 past 4 games, 8/8 on PK, lost last
won 2 straight at home scoring 9G, and 5 of past 6 at home
Kadri has 6G, 5A during a 7 game PT streak
PIT has won 3 straight, scoring 16G
won 2 straight road games, scoring 12G, but allowing 10
Crosby has 4G, 10A during a 6 game PT streak
Crosby last played in TOR Jan 9/2010
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