Nothing like the excitement of switching up the fourteenth forward on the roster and kudos for the Leafs deciding to keep things fresh…
The Maple Leafs have recalled forward Joey Anderson from the Toronto Marlies (AHL).
Forward Kirill Semyonov has been loaned to the Marlies.
— Leafs PR (@LeafsPR) November 30, 2021
Obviously this is far from anything that warrants a whole lot of discussion. Right now the Leafs have the space to carry 14 forwards, and that seems to be the plan.
Anderson was up prior to the promotion of Kyle Clifford to the Leafs, and never had the opportunity to get into a game. He got in some time with the Marlies, where he has been thriving and now depending on the severity of the injury to Kase, Anderson might get the opportunity to see a game or two, likely while platooning with Clifford. Ideally giving Anderson a shot is a chance at bringing in a slightly greener version of Michael Bunting into the lineup. He’s a little less ratty, but could inject some youthful enthusiasm into the forecheck.
As for the real reason behind the move, I think our own Kyle Cushman hit the nail on the head here.
Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation