Toronto Maple Leafs recall D Kevin Gravel

The Toronto Maple Leafs have recalled D Kevin Gravel from the Toronto Marlies, the club announced Friday.

The @MapleLeafs have recalled defenceman Kevin Gravel from the @TorontoMarlies (AHL). #LeafsForever
— Leafs PR (@LeafsPR) January 31, 2020

Gravel, 27, has appeared in eight games with the Marlies this year scoring no points. The rearguard known more for his defensive abilities than offensive prowess has also appeared in three games with the Maple Leafs this year, also scoring no points.
The Maple Leafs next play Saturday night as the Ottawa Senators pay visit.
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Author: Zach Laing / The Leafs Nation

Toronto Maple Leafs recall D Timothy Liljegren

The Toronto Maple Leafs have recalled defenceman Timothy Liljegren, the club announced Tuesday.
The recall comes one day after the Maple Leafs announced D Morgan Rielly would miss the next eight weeks with a broken foot.

The @MapleLeafs have recalled defenceman Timothy Liljegren from the @TorontoMarlies (AHL).#LeafsForever pic.twitter.com/kor7R7dry5
— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) January 14, 2020

Liljgren, a 2017 1st round draft pick, has played in 120 games with the Toronto Marlies posting eight goals and 48 assists for 56 points in that time.
This season, Liljgren has taken a large step forward with the AHL club this year posting 24 points (4g, 20a) in 33 games.
The 20-year-old, 6’0, 192 lbs. rearguard has yet to play in any NHL games in his career.
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Author: Zach Laing / The Leafs Nation

Leafs Johnsson is broken. 3 Marlies Recalled

The @MapleLeafs have recalled forwards Nic Petan and Pontus Aberg and defenceman Martin Marincin from the @TorontoMarlies (AHL).
Forward Andreas Johnsson will be placed on long-term injury reserve.
Details: https://t.co/bK5GdHolkX pic.twitter.com/3uyMl9rmYp
— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) December 6, 2019
You don’t need to worry about the salary cap if your players are always injured

Unfortunately the injured player is Andreas Johnsson, and the fact that the Leafs put him on the long-term injury reserve means we aren’t going to be seeing him again until after Christmas.
Johnsson has been a staple of the Matthews-Nylander line, a line that has needed a bit of a shake up lately, and I guess this is how they’ll get it. I’m not going to speculate on how that role will be filled because honestly Sheldon Keefe has shown a willingness to go off completely against what we’ve seen under Mike Babcock, so I’d be curious if the Marner-Matthews-Nylander experiment continues, or if it’s time for something completely different.
The Recalls
Martin Marincin and Nic Petan getting recalled is standard practice at this point. I’m not sure how much I agree with …

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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation

Lucky Pierre Engvall has been called up to the Leafs

The @MapleLeafs have recalled forward Pierre Engvall from the @TorontoMarlies (AHL).
Forward Trevor Moore has been placed on Injured Reserve. #LeafsForever pic.twitter.com/6GYUUncYIq
— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) November 18, 2019
Well, if you thought the Leafs could use a bit more size in the line up, good news, Pierre Engvall has been recalled.
If you thought the Leafs need to play feistier, bad news, Trevor Moore has been placed on the injured reserve.
What are they adding with Engvall?
Well, Engvall has 16 points in 15 games in the AHL. Seven of those points are goals, and goals are best.
Engvall is also 6’5, and baby, that’s just something they can’t teach.
The long and the (not so) short of the Engvall recall is that Engvall is a sometimes winger, more often than not now center who has taken big strides over his time with the Marlies, and in fact the entire time he’s been with the Leafs organization. There has been a consistent improvement in Engvall’s game that has led him to this moment, and as much as the Leafs trainer room is filling up with bodies, this is at least a little bit exciting to get a …

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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation

Ryan Borucki transferred to the 60-day Injured List

The Blue Jays recalled Eric Sogard in place of the struggling Lourdes Gurriel yesterday. As a result, they had to make a corresponding roster move in order to make room on the 40-man roster for Sogard.

The team announced today that they have moved Ryan Borucki from the 10-day Injured List to the 60-day Injured List, indicating that his elbow issues are more serious that originally anticipated.

ROSTER MOVES: We’ve selected the contract of INF Eric Sogard, and optioned INF Lourdes Gurriel Jr. to the @BuffaloBisons.
To make room on our 40-man roster, LHP Ryan Borucki has been transferred to the 60-day IL. pic.twitter.com/ZgwrxEjaJY
— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) April 15, 2019

Borucki, of course, was originally slated to be on of Toronto’s five starting pitchers out of the gate this season, but elbow soreness resulted in him starting the season on the Injured List. It was originally expected that he would only be out for a few weeks and that he would be back with the club in mid-to-late April, but Borucki experienced soreness in his elbow in a minor league game last week.
This is obviously disappointing news as the young starter had an excellent start to …

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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation