The Toronto Raptors announced on Tuesday that four players that were in the league's health and safety protocols - Fred VanVleet, Pascal Siakam, Patrick McCaw and Malachi Flynn - were cleared for practice ahead of Wednesday's matchup against the Detroit Pistons.
On Wednesday, the team announced that those same four players are set to make their return after a six-game absence.
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While VanVleet, Siakam, McCaw and Flynn will be back in action, starting forward OG Anunoby did not practice on Tuesday and is still listed as out for Wednesday's showdown. Although Toronto will gladly welcome back four key players, they will all be on an "unspecified minutes restriction," according to TSN's Josh Lewenberg.
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VanVleet and Siakam will return to the starting lineup, while McCaw and Flynn will be available off the bench.
The Raptors have lost five of the six games they played with a depleted roster, falling five games below .500 at 17-22. They will have a chance to right the ship against the Pistons at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, March 17 on TSN.
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