The Toronto Maple Leafs visit the Carolina Hurricanes Friday evening, and for one player, it'll be their first time out of the lineup since signing with the team.
Matt Martin will indeed be a healthy scratch for the first time as a Maple Leaf. There was speculation that he was injured after being banged up Wednesday night against the Florida Panthers.
It was confirmed that he is fine - but Mike Babcock has elected to sit him out of the team's next game.
Here were the lines at practice today.
The Patrick Marleau experiment at center continues, with him taking the 4th line center role between Josh Leivo and Connor Brown. Talk about lethal, balanced offense.