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Justin Pogge Starts for the Toronto Maple Leafs Tonight!

Roy SteevesContributor IJanuary 27, 2009

Justin Pogge will get a second kick at the can when the Toronto Maple Leafs return to action tonight.

Pogge will get the start versus Minnesota. Head Coach Ron Wilson felt it was time to give Pogge another shot in goal because the layoff over the All-Star break kept regulars Toskala and Joseph from skating for four days.

Wilson said that Pogge will return to the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League following Tuesday's game, regardless of his the dismay of Maple Leaf fans everywhere.

Four years after Toronto drafted him 90th overall, Pogge finally got his first shot in the bigs in December when he got the call to replace an injured Toskala. Pogge won his debut, a 6-2 victory over the Atlanta Thrashers.

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