TORONTO (AP) -Forward Mark Bell will make his debut for the Maple Leafs on Tuesday at Ottawa after completing a suspension for a drinking and driving incident.
Bell finished serving a 15-game ban on Saturday and will be in the Toronto lineup against the Senators, the team said.
``I've definitely been thinking about it a lot lately, I anticipate little butterflies,'' Bell said after practice Monday. ``Just more excitement than anything.''
The discipline stemmed from a drinking and driving incident in San Jose, where Bell played for the Sharks last year.
Kyle Wellwood, who has been sidelined after having surgery for a sports hernia, is also likely to make his season debut.
``Everything's been going great and I haven't had any setbacks,'' Wellwood said. ``I definitely want to play.''
The team said he would play eight to 12 minutes, mostly on the power play. He and Bell are expected to skate on the same line.
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