Maple Leafs to start Woll in goal vs. Panthers, Reaves returns to lineup

Joseph Woll #60 of the Toronto Maple Leafs looks on against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the second period at the Scotiabank Arena. (Mark Blinch/Getty Images)

Joseph Woll will get the start on Tuesday night when the Toronto Maple Leafs host the Florida Panthers

The last time the 25-year-old goalie faced the Panthers was six months ago in Game 5 of the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Nick Cousins scored on Woll at 15:32 of overtime, eliminating the Leafs. Woll, a rookie, made 41 saves in his first home playoff start.

The Leafs have already played the Panthers once since that game — a 3-1 loss in Sunrise, Fla., on Oct. 19 — but Ilya Samsonov was in goal for Toronto.

Head coach Sheldon Keefe also confirmed that winger Ryan Reaves will play, according to David Alter of Sports Illustrated.

Reaves has been in and out of the lineup for the past two weeks, having scored just one goal this season in Toronto, and did not play in Saturday’s 3-2 loss in Pittsburgh.

Reaves, a noted pugilist, could find his skillset needed against the antagonist Panthers, who combined with the Senators to rack up 167 minutes in penalties on Monday night in Ottawa.

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