According to Lance Hornby of the Toronto Sun, Toronto Maple Leafs’ star winger Phil Kessel will play tonight despite battling the flu. Kessel missed practice yesterday, but says he’s good to go for tonights game against the New York Islanders.
Morgan Rielly will also be back in the lineup with Mark Fraser out with a knee injury. According to TSN Radio Analyst, James Mirtle, Fraser has a different MCL issue that he injured when trying to hit Buffalo Sabres’ forward John Scott in Saturday’s tilt. He is day-to-day.
Jonathan Bernier will be in net tonight at the ACC.