Breaking: Babcock officially announces Rielly's status for tonight

Several changes to the defense corps tonight.

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The Toronto Maple Leafs held practice this morning, with fans and media alike waiting anxiously to see what the status of Morgan Rielly was, along with Ron Hainsey and Roman Polak.

The first encouraging sign was that Hainsey and Rielly were paired together and appeared to be the top line at practice. Polak was also back on the ice, which was a bit concerning to see, if you're a fan of the youth movement on the blue line.

Fortunately for you, but not for Polak, he is still out tonight.

Rielly is officially back in the lineup tonight against the power house Boston Bruins.

Here are your lines.

Travis Dermott stays in the lineup, but despite Justin Holl's impressive first two games, he will sit this one out. With Rielly being activated off injured reserve for tonight's game, Holl should be sent back down to the Toronto Marlies.

Babcock left a relatively stern warning for Dermott, however, and it could indicate that he may find himself as a healthy scratch before long.

Stay tune for the official announcement.