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Leafs’ Frank Corrado excited to crack lineup for game against Lightning

From The Star

TAMPA, FLA.—Frank Corrado says he’s ready to get back in the Maple Leafs lineup.

“When you get games sporadically, you definitely want to make the most of it,” said the defenceman, who has been sparingly used by the team. “The big one for me is to get a win in the lineup. We haven’t won with me in the lineup yet.”

Corrado, 22, has played just four games this season since he was picked up on waivers from Vancouver before the season began. He has one assist and is minus-3.

But he’ll play Wednesday night against the Tampa Bay Lightning, the only lineup change confirmed by coach Mike Babcock.

He hasn’t played since Jan. 9.

“It’s always tough when you don’t know exactly,” said Corrado. “You practise hard, you work out in the gym, you stay on the ice later, and you be ready to go. We’re creatures of habit, so game-day routine is the same.”

GOALIE MATCHUP

Jonathan Bernier (6-12-3, 3.13, .899) vs Andrei Vasilevskiy (7-4-0, 2.85, .906)

Bernier: “I feel good about my game lately. I have to make sure I prepare the same way and give a chance for my team to win.”

POSSIBLE CHANGES

Michael Grabner will be a game-time decision after taking a puck to the face on Tuesday in Florida.

Nick Spaling is doubtful. The team may not want him competing in back-to-back games after coming back from a long layoff.

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