Contractors start to put in the outfield grass at the newly named TD Ballpark at Grant Field, spring training home of the Blue Jays on Tuesday. The first spring training game is scheduled for Feb. 24 against the Atlanta Braves at Dunedin. — Photos and text from Eddie Michels.

MAPLE LEAFS PREGAME NOTES: “Frederik Andersen has made 11 career appearances against Los Angeles and has posted a 7-1-2 record with a 2.32 goals-against average and a .927 save percentage.”

LOS ANGELES KINGS (5-9-0 – 10 Points) vs. TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (7-5-3 – 17 Points)

NOVEMBER 5, 2019 ▪ 7:30 PM EST SCOTIABANK ARENA (TORONTO, ON) ▪ TV: TSN4 ▪ RADIO: TSN 1050

MAPLE LEAFS HISTORY versus LOS ANGELES

ALL-TIME RECORD: 64-64-21-2 (151 Games) ALL-TIME AT HOME: 39-26-11-1 (77 Games) 2018-19: 2-0-0 LAST FIVE: 3-1-1 LAST 10: 5-4-1

MAPLE LEAFS CAREER LEADERS versus LOS ANGELES

GAMES PLAYED: Jason Spezza (24), Tyson Barrie (20), John Tavares (17)

GOALS: John Tavares (4), Tyson Barrie (4), Jason Spezza (4)

ASSISTS: John Tavares (12), Tyson Barrie (10), Jason Spezza (9)

POINTS: John Tavares (16), Tyson Barrie (14), Jason Spezza (13)

PENALTY MINUTES: Jason Spezza (12), Tyson Barrie (10), Mitch Marner (8)

MAPLE LEAFS – KINGS TEAM STATS

TORONTO ,LOS ANGELES GOALS FOR (Rank): 52 (t-3rd) 38 (22nd)

GOALS AGAINST (Rank): 51 (28th) 57 (30th)

POWER PLAY %: 9/48 18.8% 5/55 9.1%

PENALTY KILL %: 41/54 75.9% 33/49 67.3%

SHOTS (Rank): 482 (10th) 520 (t-1st)

5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPTS FOR (Rank): 638 (2nd) 632 (t-4th)

5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT % (Rank): 51.9% (10th) 53.8% (3rd)

FACEOFF % (Rank): 52.7% (t-3rd) 50.5% (13th)

MAPLE LEAFS – KINGS NOTES
FIRST MATCHUP BETWEEN CLUBS: Oct. 25, 1967 vs. LAK (Toronto 4, Los Angeles 2)

ALL-TIME RECORD: 64-64-21-2 (151 Games) ALL-TIME RECORD AT HOME: 39-26-11-1 (77 Games) ALL-TIME RECORD ON THE ROAD: 25-38-10-1 (74 Games) LAST WIN VS. OPPONENT AT HOME: October 15, 2018 (Toronto 4, Los Angeles 1)

MAPLE LEAFS MILESTONES vs. KINGS
Alex Kerfoot 100th career NHL game (Nov. 21, 2018 (COL) at LAK) Jake Muzzin Made his NHL debut with LAK (Oct. 9, 2010 at VAN) With LAK: 496 GP, 51 G – 162 A – 213 P Nick Shore Made his NHL debut with LAK (Jan. 17, 2015 vs. ANA) With LAK: 221 GP, 14 G – 35 A – 49 P

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

CATEGORY LEADER

GOALS 11 (Matthews)

ASSISTS 13 (Marner)

POINTS 17 (Marner)

POWER PLAY POINTS 7 (Marner)

SHORTHANDED POINTS 2 (Kapanen) PIMs 14 (Kerfoot, Rielly)

SHOTS 58 (Matthews)

FACEOFF WIN% 60.8% (Shore) 5-on-5

SHOT ATTEMPT % 56.4% (Nylander)

BLOCKED SHOTS 31 (Ceci)

TAKEAWAYS 17 (Marner)

HITS 32 (Moore, Timashov)

TOI PER GAME 25:42 (Rielly)

PP TOI PER GAME 3:20 (Matthews, Rielly) SH

TOI PER GAME 3:44 (Ceci)

MAPLE LEAFS NOTABLES

  • Frederik Andersen has made 11 career appearances against Los Angeles and has posted a 7-1-2 record with a 2.32 goals-against average and a .927 save percentage. He is 37-15-7 with a 2.43 goalsagainst average and a .926 save percentage in 60 career games during the month of November.
  • Tyson Barrie is tied for 12th among NHL defencemen in shots on goal (37). He has been on the ice for 260 Toronto shot attempts for, which is tied for the third-most on-ice shot attempts for among NHL skaters.
  • Cody Ceci is tied for 11th among NHL skaters in blocked shots (31). He ranks eighth among NHL skaters in shorthanded ice time per game (3:44).
  • Frederik Gauthier has won 55.4 percent (51 won, 41 lost) of his defensive zone faceoffs this season.
  • – Andreas Johnsson has eight points (3-5-8) in nine games on home ice this season. He has been on the ice for 21 Toronto goals, which is tied for fourth among NHL left wingers in on-ice goals-for.
  • – Kasperi Kapanen has a pair of goals in three career games against the Kings. He is one of three Maple Leafs (Mitch Marner, Ilya Mikheyev) to register multiple shots on goal while shorthanded this season.
  • – Alex Kerfoot has five points (2-3-5) in six career games against the Los Angeles Kings. His 23 points (8 goals, 15 assists) in 27 career games during the month of November is his highest point total in a single month.
  • – Mitch Marner is tied for 11th among NHLers in points (4-13-17) and tied for eighth among NHL skaters in assists (13). He is tied for sixth among all NHL skaters in primary assists. He has 112 primary assists since entering the League in 2016-17, which is the sixth-most in the NHL during that span.
  • – Auston Matthews is tied for third in the NHL in goals (11) and is tied for fourth in the NHL in even-strength goals (8). He ranks sixth in the NHL in shots on goal (60) and is tied for the NHL lead in wrist shots (43). His eight goals via the wrist shot are the second-most wrist shot goals in the League.
  • – Ilya Mikheyev ranks second among all NHL skaters in shots on goal while shorthanded (7). He is the only rookie forward in the NHL to have recorded multiple shorthanded takeaways.
  • – Trevor Moore is the only NHL rookie to average at least 1:00 per game in power play ice time (1:29) and 1:00 per game in shorthanded ice time (2:00).
  • – Jake Muzzin ranks second among Maple Leafs skaters in shifts per game (28.6). He is the only Maple Leafs defenceman to registered at least 25 hits (26) and 25 shots on goal (26). He is tied for 12th among NHL defencemen in goals (3).
  • – William Nylander is the lone Maple Leaf and one of 24 NHLers to have recorded over 35 shots on goal (36) while having five or fewer giveaways (5). He ranks third among Maple Leafs in faceoff win percentage (55.9% – 52 won, 41 lost).
  • – Morgan Rielly is tied for fourth among NHL defencemen in points (3-12-15). His 25:42 TOI per game average is the fourth-highest mark in the NHL, while his shifts per game average (30.1) ranks second in the NHL. He is one of two NHL defencemen (Thomas Chabot) to have played over 30:00 in a game on two occasions this season.
  • – Nick Shore has the third highest even-strength faceoff win percentage (64.3% – 45 won, 25 lost) among NHL skaters who have taken at least 75 faceoffs (97). His 84 defensive zone starts are the third-most among NHL forwards.
    CURRENT POINT STREAKS

Mitch Marner Has points (1-4-5) in four consecutive games.

Morgan Rielly Has assists (3) in three consecutive games and points (1-3-4) in four consecutive games.
UPCOMING MILESTONES

Tyson Barrie One game from 500 NHL games played.

Michael Hutchinson Four wins from 50 career NHL wins.

Tepera designated for assignment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TORONTO, ONTARIO
NOVEMBER 4, 2019 
BLUE JAYS ROSTER MOVES
 The TORONTO BLUE JAYS have announced the following roster moves: · 
      LHP RYAN BORUCKIOF LOURDES GURRIEL JRLHP TIM MAYZA and RHP MATT SHOEMAKER have been reinstated from the 60-day injured list. ·     
  2B DEVON TRAVIS, LHP BUDDY BOSHERS, RHP BROCK STEWART and RHP RYAN DULL have been outrighted to Triple-A Buffalo. Boshers has elected free agency. · 
      RHP RYAN TEPERA has been designated for assignment. 
 BORUCKI, 25, began the 2019 season on the 10-day injured list with left elbow inflammation and was transferred to the 60-day injured list on April 15 (retroactive to March 25). He made four rehab starts across three levels before being reinstated on July 21. The lefty recorded two starts with Toronto before returning to the injured list on July 31 (retroactive to July 28) with left elbow inflammation for the remainder of the season. He underwent surgery to remove a spur in his left elbow on August 8 with Dr. James Andrews.
 GURRIEL, 26, hit .277 (87-for-314) with 19 doubles, two triples, 20 home runs and 50 RBI in 84 games last season. He was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo on April 15 where he hit .276 (34-for-123) in 31 contests for the Bisons and was recalled on May 24. The right-handed hitter was placed on the 10-day injured list with a left quad strain from August 10 to September 13.  He then missed the final four games of the season after undergoing an appendectomy and was placed on the 60-day injured list on September 25.
 MAYZA, 27, held a 1-3 record with a 4.91 ERA across a team leading 68 relief appearances with Toronto last season. He was placed on the 60-day injured list after undergoing Tommy John surgery on the ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow on September 18. The lefty holds a 4-3 record with a 4.67 ERA and a 1.40 WHIP over three seasons with Toronto.
 SHOEMAKER, 33, made five starts before landing on the 10-day injured list with left knee sprain on April 21. He missed the remainder of the season after undergoing ACL reconstruction and medial meniscus repair on April 30, and was placed on the 60-day injured list on May 15. In his five outings in 2019, the seven-year veteran held a 3-0 record with a 1.57 ERA, nine walks and 24 strikeouts across 28.2 innings. 
TRAVIS, 28, missed the entire 2019 season after undergoing surgery on his left knee and was placed on the 60-day injured list on March 25. The West Palm Beach, FL, native has a career batting average of .274 with 35 home runs, 153 RBI, and 14 stolen bases in four seasons with Toronto
BOSHERS, 31, held a 0-3 record with a 4.05 ERA across 27 relief appearances with Toronto last season. The 6-3, 222 lb. left-handed pitcher was signed by the Blue Jays as a free agent on May 22 and was assigned to Triple-A Buffalo. He made his first career start on August 30 against the Dodgers and did not allow a run over his last 10 appearances of the season. The Huntsville, AL, native has accumulated a career record of 3-3 with a 4.49 ERA and a 1.32 WHIP over four seasons with three different teams. 
DULL, 30, was claimed off waivers by Toronto on September 18 and made his only appearance as a Blue Jay on September 27 against the Rays where he struck out three batters in 1.1 innings of relief.  The 5-9, 185 lb. right-handed pitcher had played in 10 Major League games for the Athletics and Yankees before joining the Blue Jays, posting a 13.50 ERA with seven walks and 12 strikeouts over 11.1 innings. During his five-year career, the Winston-Salem, NC, native has accumulated an 8-9 record with a 4.31 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP while recording 170 strikeouts across 171.1 innings.
 STEWART, 27, recorded a 4-0 record with a 8.31 ERA across 10 relief appearances as a Blue Jay, striking out 16 batters in 21.2 innings pitched. The 6-3, 215 lb. right-handed pitcher was claimed off waivers from the Los Angeles Dodgers on July 31 and assigned to Triple-A Buffalo. Stewart earned a win each of his first three games with the Blue Jays, becoming the seventh player in team history to do so. The Normal, IL, native has pitched in 46 games over the course of four Major League seasons with the Dodgers and Blue Jays, combining for a 6.05 ERA and a 1.59 WHIP with 87 strikeouts in 105.2 innings.
 TEPERA, 32, put together a 0-2 record with a 4.98 ERA across 22 relief appearances and one start last season. He started the season on the 10-day injured list with right elbow inflammation and made his season debut on April 18. The righty made 12 appearances before returning to the injured list on May 21 with a right elbow impingement. The Houston, TX, native has a career record of 12-11 with a 3.64 ERA across five seasons with Toronto.