Leafs' Campbell out 'weeks', Team Makes Several Changes against Flames

Maple Leafs backup goaltender Jack Campbell is out for weeks and the team changes their lineup in their return match against the Flames.
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CALGARY — Toronto Maple Leafs will be without backup goaltender Jack Campbell for 'weeks' with a leg injury and will make several lineup changes when they host the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome on Tuesday Night.

"That (leg injury) will keep him out for weeks here," head coach Sheldon Keefe said. "We're obviously going to monitor his recovery."

Campbell is 2-0-0 this season with a .923 save percentage. The 29-year-old was seen in discomfort for the final three minutes of the team's 3-2 win over the Flames on Sunday.

Prospect Joseph Woll is in the process of joining the team's taxi squad and will undergo the NHL's mandated quarantine policy before joining the team.

Michael Hutchinson will suit up as the backup goaltender for Toronto for the first time this season. The 30-year-old has a 6-12-1 record with an .894 save percentage over two seasons with the Leafs.

"I do think the way the schedule sets up here now it's pretty favourable for us and for Fred (Frederik) Andersen's workload," Keefe said. "Coming off this trip, we're going to have a little break and then we don't have any back-to-backs or anything like that for a while."

Andersen will start against the Flames. Andersen is 3-2-0 with a .898 save percentage. He has posted a save percentage of over .930 in two of his last three starts.

Travis Boyd and Joey Anderson will make their Leafs debut against the Flames.

Boyd has eight goals and 23 assists in 85 NHL games spread over three seasons with the Washington Capitals. Anderson has eight goals and five assists in 52 NHL games over two NHL seasons with the New Jersey Devils.

Both players skated on the team's fourth line at practice with Pierre Engvall on Monday.

Defenseman Mikko Lehtonen will draw into the lineup for the third time this season. Unlike his last two games where he served as the team's seventh defenseman, Lehtonen will get regular minutes on the team's bottom pair with Zach Bogosian.

The 26-year-old signed a one-year entry-level contract worth $925,000 in October. Getting regular minutes in a traditional bottom-pair spot will present a fair audition of Lehtonen's ability. He should also reprise his role as the quarterback of the team's second power-play unit.

Travis Dermott will sit as a healthy scratch for the first time this season. He has no points in seven games this season.

Forward llya Mikheyev was bumped up the lineup and will skate with John Tavares and William Nylander.

"The pressure he is able to put on the opponent is hard to find," Tavares said. "That's something we can definitely use."

Although Mikheyev has just one assist in seven games, he has exhibited tremendous speed on the ice. He has generated some scoring chances on the penalty kill and the team is hoping that ability can translate with more minutes.

Zach Hyman will skate with Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner on the top line. Alex Kerfoot will center the team's third line with Jimmy Vesey and Wayne Simmonds.



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