February 16, 2013
Bruised Leafs, Senators set to square off
By DAVE HILSON, QMI Agency

Senators' Chris Neil, right, tries to jam the puck past Leafs goalie James Reimer and captain Dion Phaneuf during the first period of their game in Ottawa on Feb. 4, 2012. (REUTERS/Blair Gable)

TORONTO - This season’s first edition of the Battle of Ontario could just as easily be called the Battle of Wounded Knee.

Both the Maple Leafs (8-6-0) and the Ottawa Senators (7-5-2) will be missing some key players when the Northeast Division rivals hit the Air Canada Centre ice on Saturday night.

The Leafs are without forwards Joffrey Lupul (broken arm) and Matt Frattin (knee) as well as defenceman Carl Gunnarsson (hip) and goaltender James Reimer (knee), though they will be getting back gritty winger Mike Brown who is returning to the lineup after having missed nine games with a shoulder injury.



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