Leafs activate Marner from IR; Boyle likely to debut

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Brian Boyle is the Toronto Maple Leafs’ big trade deadline acquisition – at least so far? – but a healthy Mitch Marner makes an even bigger “addition” for the Leafs tonight.

With Marner activated from IR, he’s slated to play against the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday. Frederik Gauthier has been sent to the AHL to make room.

Marner’s supposed to be on a line with James van Riemsdyk and Tyler Bozak while Brian Boyle anchors a fourth line with Matt Martin and Josh Leivo. That’s at least the gameplan to start things off, but Mike Babcock’s likely to experiment with different fits, especially since Boyle could conceivably move to third-line center if needed.