Egor Korshkov returned to the Marlies

He was playing at a goal per game pace, but Egor Korshkov has been returned to the Marlies after a short stint up with the Leafs.

The @MapleLeafs have loaned forward Egor Korshkov to the @TorontoMarlies (AHL).#LeafsForever
— Leafs PR (@LeafsPR) February 21, 2020

Korshkov was recalled last weekend along with Mason Marchment ahead of the Sabres game, where he notched his first and only goal in 10 minutes of ice time during arguably the team’s worst game of the season. No word on if this signals another roster move on the way, but either way, it’s at least nice that what seemed like a long-shot prospect is getting reps in, even if they’re limited, and is hopefully chipping away at making it full time.

Korshkov’s first NHL goal couldn’t have come at a better time. 2-1. #LeafsForever pic.twitter.com/BlG1m5KN8N
— Maple Leafs Hotstove (@LeafsNews) February 17, 2020

 

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Author: Ryan Fancey / The Leafs Nation

Travis Dermott is down with the sickness and won’t play tonight

In a refreshing change of pace the Leafs are losing a player to illness instead of injury tonight.
Being without Dermott is less than good on a blue line that is already down Morgan Rielly and not particularly great at the best of times, but the good news is the Leafs are playing the Senators.
What this means is that Martin Marincin will make his return to lineup and your hearts and we can begin speculating on how much ice time Rasmus Sandin will get, being as I’m sure we’d all rather see more of him than have Marincin eat top four minutes.
Given that Sandin hasn’t been bad with Ceci it will also be interesting if they just see more ice time and Marincin will be paired with Holl or if the Sandin-Holl pairing of the early part of the season will be revisited.
The fact that Michael Hutchinson is getting the start also adds to the intrigue tonight, and I guess we can safely say it will be up to the offence tonight.

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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation