BREAKING: Massive Surprise in Toronto For Michael Bunting

Published April 26, 2023 at 1:45 PM
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Leafs' Decision to Leave Bunting Out

After serving a three-game suspension, Michael Bunting is eligible to rejoin the Leafs' lineup. However, it seems the team isn't keen on reintegrating him immediately.

Healthy Scratch for Bunting

Despite being a mainstay in the Leafs' top-six for almost two years, Michael Bunting will not be making his return to the ice just yet. Coach Sheldon Keefe appears to be sidelining Bunting, opting to make him a healthy scratch in tonight's game.

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Michael Bunting is eligible to return from suspension in Game 5, but based on practice he projects to be a healthy scratch for the first time as a Leaf

The rise of Matthew Knies has likely contributed to Keefe's decision, as the Leafs have performed admirably without Bunting's unpredictable presence.

Here's the anticipated lineup for tonight's game:

Järnkrok Matthews Nylander
Knies Tavares Marner
Kerfoot O'Reilly Acciari
Aston-Reese Kämpf Lafferty

Time will tell if this decision pays off for the Leafs. If it does, fans can expect further discussion leading up to round 2!

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