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MAR 18, 2023 (2:57 PM)
Keefe makes a surprising scratch ahead of tonight's tilt with the Sens
BY RYAN SMITHERAM
On the blueline, Keefe announced that Justin Holl will return to the lineup after being a healthy scratch last night. Mark Giordano, who has played every game for the Leafs to this point, will be a scratch, along with Erik Gustafsson, which means Luke Schenn will remain in the lineup against the Sens. Additionally, Matt Murray will get the start against his former team for the first time this season, after he was injured prior to his previous two expected starts this season.
Giordano is a player of habit. He never takes a day off because he never feels as though he needs to. If he's healthy, he has always preferred to play. He is also one of the few Leafs players who never misses a single practice or game day skate. However, at 39 years of age, a day off this late into the season might be a good idea for Gio, especially since the Leafs have a very busy week ahead, with 6 games in 11 days, 7 in 12 if you include last night's win over the Canes.