The Leafs recall a defenseman and I recall be excited about him

So this really isn’t any surprise but here it is anyway, Timothy Liljegren has been recalled from the Marlies.

The @MapleLeafs have recalled defenceman Timothy Liljegren from the @TorontoMarlies (AHL).
Cody Ceci is out indefinitely with an ankle injury and will be placed on injured reserve. He will be re-evaluated in one month.#LeafsForever pic.twitter.com/62XNc8N6ux
— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) February 7, 2020
Liljegren is by far the best right shooting option available in the organization, as well as the top defensive prospect of those remaining on the Marlies, and everything about him coming up makes sense. Not a whole lot of analysis needed. So let’s just jump wildly into the speculation.
Does Liljegren play tonight?
This is probably not the straight forward “YES!!!” answer we want it to be, but in reality it still makes sense. The Leafs haven’t practiced since the Ceci injury, so it’s not like pairing have been tested with Marincin filling a spot in lineup, and Liljegren has played more recently than Marincin, so potentially he’s ready to go. Now, that doesn’t mean we won’t see …

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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation

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