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Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Ottawa Senators: Live Blog

LONDON, CANADA - SEPTEMBER 11:  Nazem Kadri #43 of the Toronto Maple Leafs tries to control the puck in a game against the Chicago Blackhawks during the NHL Rookie Tournament on September 11,2010 at the John Labatt Centre in London, Ontario, Canada. The Leafs defeated the Hawks 6-3. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)
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Bleacher ReportAnalyst ISeptember 21, 2010

Welcome to the Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Ottawa Senators live blog!

Tonight is game one of nine pre-season games that will be played by the Maple Leafs.

This year's pre-season begins with two home games against the Ottawa Senators before a home-and-home with the Philadelphia Flyers, two games against the Buffalo Sabres and another one against the Senators.

Thursday's game against the Flyers, however, will be played in London, Ontario. Philadelphia will play as the home team.

Youngsters Marcel Mueller and Jerry D'Amigo are expected to be in the lineup tonight, along with Mike Zigomanis, Joey Crabb, Jay Rosehill, Christian Hanson and Mike Brown.

New additions Colby Armstrong, Kris Versteeg and Brett Lebda are all expected to play as well, while Dion Phaneuf, Tomas Kaberle and Carl Gunnarson will also dress.

Nazem Kadri, who needs a great pre-season after a poor rookie camp and training camp, will centre a line consisting Versteeg and Armstrong.

Other note ables include Simon Gysbers and Matt Lashoff.

Jonas Gustavsson, meanwhile, will get the start in net, with rookie Jussi Rynnas replacing him halfway through, according to Mike Ulmer of

Stay tuned right here for live updates on goals, penalties and stats, beginning at 7pm eastern time.

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