The Toronto Maple Leafs got some devastating news yesterday as they announced Morgan Rielly would be out for eight weeks.
Rielly will be re-evaluated in eight weeks so he could miss even more time.
It's a tough break for the Leafs' blueline which already has Jake Muzzin on long term injured reserve.
Luckily the Leafs' first game without Rielly will be against the lowly New Jersey Devils.
Travis Dermott is expected to play on the top defensive pairing beside Justin Holl while Martin Marincin should lineup with Tyson Barrie.
The third pairing is expected to be made up of Rasmus Sandin and Cody Ceci.
Frederik Andersen gets the start and he'll go up against Louis Domingue of the Devils.
Here's a look at tonight's full projected lineup:
Hyman - Matthews - Marner
Nylander - Tavares - Kerfoot
Johnsson - Engvall - Kapanen
Gauthier - Brooks - Spezza