Mikheyev has impressed his coaches and teammates, and looks to be penciled in on the Leafs' third line heading toward Opening Night, reports Sportsnet.ca.

Mickey is a virtual lock to skate beside Alexander Kerfoot on the third line. And teammate Auston Matthews has been impressed: "He plays a lot like [Pavel] Datsyuk. Really shifty, strong on the puck, good on his edges. I was really impressed." Mikheyev might not get power-play time, but his even-strength contributions should be solid. The Leafs' third line will impress.