Leafs goalie Andersen to return from lower-body injury in game against Ottawa


Toronto goaltender Frederik Andersen will get his first start in almost two months when the Maple Leafs visit the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday.

Toronto coach Sheldon Keefe confirmed Tuesday after the team’s skate that Andersen would return to the Maple Leafs’ net for the first time since a 4-3 loss to Calgary on March 19.

Andersen had been out with a lower-body injury that was originally thought to be day-to-day but ended up keeping him out for 23 games. Toronto went 16-3-4 in Andersen’s absence, with Jack Campbell getting the majority of those starts.

Andersen played a pair of games with the American Hockey League’s Toronto Marlies last week to help him get back into game shape.

The 31-year-old Andersen has a 13-8-2 record this season with a career-high 2.91 goals against average and a career-low .897 save percentage.