Frederik Andersen (upper body) will get the nod on Thursday.
Andersen left Saturday's game due to the injury and he didn't play on Tuesday. The Leafs have leaned heavily on Andersen all season and they're still in the thick of their battle for a playoff spot, so getting Andersen back rather quickly was critical for them. He has a 2.66 GAA and .918 save percentage in 61 games this season.
Jacob Markstrom will undergo knee surgery next week.
"I feel like I'm getting better and better. I feel more comfortable every start. This is a tough finish to the year for me," Markstrom said. He has a 2.63 GAA and .910 save percentage in 25 games this season.
Garrett Pilon has signed a three-year, entry-level contract with Washington.
Pilon has 20 goals and 65 points in 67 WHL games this season. He'll wrap up the 2016-17 campaign with AHL Hershey.
Brian Strait has been sent to AHL Manitoba.
Strait has two assists in five games with Winnipeg this season. At the AHL level he has two goals and 12 points in 50 contests.
Sam Reinhart described the decision to bench him on Tuesday as tough to swallow.
Reinhart was being punished for being late. "To be honest, it was just a mistake," Reinhart said. "When I woke up I was sitting in my bed and misread the text. It was a team stretch that was 10:30. I thought it was 11." The Sabres had put a policy in place that imposed a one-game suspension for players that are late and Reinhart's attempt to plead his case didn't result in leniency. Buffalo might have simply made him a healthy scratch, but the Sabres didn't have an extra forward to replace Reinhart with, so instead he spent the entire game warming the bench.
Martin Jones is likely to play between the pipes on Thursday.
It would be Jones' third straight start. He has a 2.37 GAA and .912 save percentage in 60 games this season.