After your starter goes down and you doesn’t return the last thing you want to see is that a goaltender has been recalled from your farm team.
Bad news, everyone…
The @MapleLeafs have recalled goaltender Kasimir Kaskisuo from the @TorontoMarlies (AHL). pic.twitter.com/NM93xi6HCp
— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) February 4, 2020
Yes, that’s a thing that just happened.
Before we completely start panicking, this could be a recall just to get Kaskisuo some work with the Leafs while Andersen receives a full evaluation from the Leafs medical staff today. It could also be an opportunity to give Andersen the next game off, and Kaskisuo will back up Hutchinson, which isn’t the absolute worst thing that could happen.
There’s the fact that if you ignore his relief outings, Michael Hutchinson has been pretty good when he starts lately. There’s also the fact that Kaskisuo hasn’t been bad on the Marlies, and maybe, just maybe he’s gonna surprise us all someday.
That’s the end of the optimism.
The reality is the Leafs are very possibly in a situation of their own making, where …
Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation