Tavares, Liljegren won't play for Maple Leafs against Capitals

Toronto Maple Leafs forward John Tavares (91) celebrates his goal against the Ottawa Senators during second period NHL pre-season hockey action in Toronto on Saturday, October 9, 2021. (Evan Buhler/CP)

The Toronto Maple Leafs won't have centre John Tavares and defenceman Timothy Liljegren in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Washington Capitals.

Tavares is being given the night off for rest while Liljegren is dealing with a minor issue.

Jason Spezza and Carl Dahlstrom will draw into the lineup to replace Tavares and Liljegren. Michael Bunting is still with the team on their road trip and will get tests done in Toronto after leaving Saturday's game against the Florida Panthers.

Defenceman Jake Muzzin remains sidelined as he deals with an undisclosed injury that has kept him out of the team's last six games.

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