BOSTON, MA – While the Bruins did not skate Thursday and had the day off in preparation for Game 2, the Toronto Maple Leafs held practice at Boston University’s Walter Brown Arena, following their 4-1 loss to the Bruins in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at TD Garden on Wednesday night.
There were some changes to the lineup in practice, both up front, and on the back end, mostly due to occurrences from Game 1. Defensemen Cody Franson and Michael Kostka, along with forward Phil Kessel, were the only three players missing for Toronto.
Leafs Head Coach Randy Carlyle said following the practice that Franson had sustained a bruise after getting hit by a shot and Kessel was a “maintenance day.” Carlyle also said Kostka suffered a broken bone in one of his fingers.
“[Kostka’s] now out,” said Carlyle following the practice. “We have choices of [Ryan] O’Byrne and [Jake] Gardiner [to replace him]. I would suggest that one of them, or maybe both of them, are going to play.”