Michael Hutchinson is back and that likely means someone is hurt

With the Leafs set to play the Avalanche in about three hours time, their PR team posted a tweet that should strike fear into the hearts of Leafs fans everywhere.

The Maple Leafs have recalled goaltender Michael Hutchinson from the Toronto Marlies (AHL)
— Leafs PR (@LeafsPR) December 1, 2021

There is so many possibilities of what this could mean, the most likely being that one of Jack Campbell or Joseph Woll is hurt and will need to be put on the sidelines for a bit. The early indications seems to point towards Woll being out of commission since he left yesterday’s practice before the main session began.

Joseph Woll departs before main Leafs practice starts
Petr Mrazek has his own net @TSN_Edge
— Mark Masters (@markhmasters) November 30, 2021

Another possibility is that with Petr Mrazek nearing his return, the Leafs want to leave the Marlies crease open so he can get in a conditioning start or two before being brought back to the main roster.
Of course, it could also be that one of the aforementioned goalies has caught COVID-19 and are being put into quarantine with this transaction being a last minute scramble. Over a week ago, the Leafs played an …

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Author: Michael Mazzei / The Leafs Nation

News from the Rink: Joey Anderson in tonight for the Leafs, Auston Matthews shaves moustache

The Toronto Maple Leafs take on the Colorado Avalanche tonight before travelling to Minnesota and Winnipeg for a back-to-back this weekend.
After yesterday’s practice, Sheldon Keefe confirmed that Joey Anderson would slot into the lineup tonight. He also said that Ondrej Kase would skate in the morning today but would not play.
The Leafs brought Anderson on the first stop of the California road trip, which was in Los Angeles. There, he was able to visit his brother, who plays for the Kings.
“It was a really nice gesture,” Anderson said on Tuesday. “They [the Leafs] know how tough last year was on everybody, so they’re trying to help everybody out and make sure guys are feeling good.”
Tonight, though, the 23-year-old suits up for his first NHL game of the season, playing on the third line with David Kampf and Pierre Engvall.
“Joey [Anderson] is a guy that works extremely hard,” Keefe said after practice on Tuesday. “He’s a versatile player, he’s got good defensive instincts, great work ethic. We think he can help on the penalty kill. We liked his camp, we liked his start to the Marlies season, and he’s been up …

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Author: Nick Barden / The Leafs Nation