5 NHL questions: Sabres newcomers to debut on Monday?

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Our daily feature asks the five biggest questions about today's NHL action. Will they be answered? (That doesn't count as one of the five questions.)

Will the Maple Leafs extend a seven-game home win streak?

Toronto has won seven straight games at home and are set to host the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday night. The Maple Leafs have outscored opponents 15-6 over their last three home games, but have lost both games against Columbus this season by a combined score of 11-2.

The Blue Jackets are coming off a 6-3 victory over the Florida Panthers on Saturday.

Will Jaroslav Halak or Chris Stewart play for the Sabres?

Buffalo will play for the first game since trading Ryan Miller on Friday night (Miller was in house for Friday's game being traded just before puck drop), which presents the first opportunity for Halak and Stewart to play. The two players might be on the way out though, as they both are unrestricted free agents this summer, meaning, Buffalo might look to trade them before Wednesday's deadline. Halak seems likely to sit because it doesn't make sense to play him in lieu of Jhonas Enroth, but Stewart might get a chance to play.

If they do play, we would like to know what happens.

How will Peter Budaj perform for the Montreal Canadiens?

Carey Price will be unavailable for the Canadiens on Monday night, which means that Peter Budaj will get the start. Budaj has allowed eight goals over his last two appearances, but has recorded a victory in both instances. Will Budaj and his defense manage to tighten things up against the Los Angeles Kings on Monday night?

Will Mike Cammalleri do anything of note against the Minnesota Wild?

Monday night is the Calgary Flames' final game before Wednesday's trade deadline. Cammalleri has been identified as a trade target and could be playing elsewhere by that time. With this in mind, will he do anything special against the Wild on Monday night?

Will any trades take place?

Scratches could be made and players could be dealt. It's deadline season, so anything is possible! We wanna know about all the latest developments in anticipation of this year's deadline.

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