Leafs’ Kessel Says He’s Playing Vs. Islanders

Nov 15, 2013; Buffalo, NY, USA; Toronto Maple Leafs right wing Phil Kessel (81) skates around Buffalo Sabres right wing Drew Stafford (21) during the third period at First Niagara Center. Sabres beat the Leafs 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

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.

Topics: Mark Fraser, Morgan Rielly, NHL, Phil Kessel, Toronto Maple Leafs

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