Andersen allowed one goal on 37 shots in a 3-0 loss to Pittsburgh on Thursday. The final two goals came after Andersen had already been pulled for the extra attacker. However, the goal that beat Toronto's primary netminder was one he'd like to have back and it wound up being the difference-maker. Next up, the Maple Leafs host St. Louis on Saturday in a game Andersen figures to start.
Andersen (knee) will tend the twine at home against the Penguins on Thursday, Kristen Shilton of TSN.ca reports. After sitting out Monday's matchup with Los Angeles, Andersen will be back in the blue paint versus Pittsburgh. The Dane will be looking for his fourth consecutive victory, but will need to get past the Penguins' star-studded lineup.
Andersen (knee) took his spot in the starter's net for Thursday's game-day skate, Kristen Shilton of TSN.ca reports. While final confirmation on Andersen's availability against the Penguins on Thursday likely won't come until after practice -- or even closer to warm-ups depending on how forthcoming coach Mike Babcock decides to be -- the netminder does appear to be ready for a return to the ice after sitting out Monday's clash with Los Angeles. If he does give it a go, the 28-year-old will look to extend his three-game winning streak against a Penguins squad that is struggling for wins in the early days of the season (2-1-2).
Andersen said he feels better after tweaking his knee Saturday, but the Danish netminder is not entirely confident that he'll be ready to start Thursday's game against the Penguins, Mark Masters of TSN.ca reports. There was mass confusion about whether Andersen or Garret Sparks would draw Monday's start against the Kings; Sparks ended up with a 33-save victory after the light had finally been shed on Andersen's issue. Understandably, most everyone wants to know who will be in goal for a Leafs team that has started the season 6-1-0 with a plus-10 goal differential, but it would be in the best interest of fantasy owners to check back Thursday to see which netminder leaves the ice first at morning skate -- that will be the telling sign of who'll get the nod against the Penguins.
Andersen (knee) will start against the Penguins on Thursday, James Mirtle of The Athletic reports. Fortunately, Andersen missed only Monday's contest against the Kings while nursing his minor knee injury. The Denmark native will return for a tough matchup against the Penguins, but should be deployed as usual.
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