Potential Maple Leafs Black Aces

Today Toronto Marlies General Manager, Laurence Gilman, provided some insight on the conclusion of the Marlies season. This included exit interviews for some players, and something else for others:

Marlies GM Laurence Gilman says exit interviews have already been conducted with the AHL players who won’t get called up to the #leafs for their taxi squad. He didn’t disclose how many guys are on hold for a potential NHL restart.
— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) May 11, 2020

The players who join an NHL club for practices during playoffs are often referred to as “Black Aces”. In this instance, “taxi squad” fits all the same. In a typical year teams are limited to 3-4 Black Aces, but as you know this is not a typical season.
Given the potential time restraints, the NHL may allow teams to carry additional extras for the 2020 playoffs.
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Author: Earl Schwartz / The Leafs Nation

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