The Maple Leafs have signed Adam Brooks to a two-year, two-way contract extension worth $1.45 million ($725K AAV).
Brooks provides the Maple Leafs with fourth-line centre depth for the next two seasons. The 24-year-old made his NHL debut this season, chipping in three assists in seven games. During his time with the Marlies, he tallied nine goals and 11 assists (20 points) in 29 games.
The Maple Leafs have signed Mikko Lehtonen to a one-year, entry-level contract.
Lehtonen was a 26-year-old, undrafted free agent defenseman out of Finland. Lehtonen has bounced all over Europe in recent years, most recently playing for Jokerit in the KHL. In 2019-20, the 5-foot-11, 196 lbs. blueliner led the team with 49 points (17G / 32A) in 60 games.
The Maple Leafs signed Kristians Rubins to a two-year, entry-level contract.
Rubins was an undrafted free agent out of the WHL, who has spent the last two season in the Maple Leafs farm system. He earned himself an NHL-level contract by tallying 14 points (2G / 12A) in 47 games with the Toronto Marlies (AHL) in 2019-20.
The Maple Leafs signed Filip Kral to a three-year, entry-level contract.
Kral was a fifth-round pick in 2018 and finished his third season in the WHL with 12 goals and 37 assists (49 points) in 53 games with the Spokane Chiefs. The 20-year-old defenseman was a two-time World Juniors participant, scoring two goals in 12 combined games while representing the Czech Republic in 2018 and 2019.
The Maple Leafs signed Alexander Barabanov to a one-year, entry-level contract.
Barabanov has been a member of St. Petersburg SKA of the KHL since 2014 and finished the 2020 season with 11 goals and nine assists (20 points) in 43 games. Barabanov was a member of the Olympic Athletes of Russia that won gold in the 2018 Olympics, scoring one goal with one assist in six games.
The Maple Leafs signed Martin Marincin to a one-year contract extension worth $700K.
Marincin has only suited up in 13 games so far this season, failing to record a point while playing just 14:19 ATOI. The Maple Leafs have some promising young prospects waiting in the wings, likely making Marincin their No.7 defenseman for 2021 with this signing.
Andersen will start Thursday vs. the Predators.
Andersen will start Tuesday vs. the Lightning.
Andersen stopped all 30 shots that he faced in the Maple Leafs shootout loss in Anaheim last Thursday. The Maple Leafs used their California road-trip to get Andersen some rest, giving him just one start in the last nine days. Tonight he returns to the crease to face the Lightning for the third time this season--he's given up 10 goals on 57 shots (.825 SV%) in the first two meetings of 2020.
The Maple Leafs have signed Mikhail Abramov to a three-year, entry-level contract.
Abramov, 18, was a fourth-round pick of the Maple Leafs this past summer. Abramov has had a terrific QMJHL season, leading Victoriaville with 76 points (35G / 41A) in 63 games.
Rielly (foot) will return to the Maple Leafs lineup on Tuesday.
Rielly will play for the first time since January 12th and will be back on the top-pair with Cody Ceci and the second power-play unit. Rielly returns with 27 points (3G / 24A) in 46 games this season.
Sandin will be a healthy scratch on Friday.
Rosen will draw back into the Maple Leafs lineup on Friday.
Ceci (ankle) will return to the Maple Leafs lineup on Friday.
Campbell starts Friday in Anaheim.
Andersen led the Maple Leafs onto the ice for warmups.
Ceci (ankle) is on-track to return to the lineup next week.
Ceci has missed the last 12 games with an ankle injury but is set to return to the Maple Leafs lineup at some point last week. While Ceci is still out, a combination of Timothy Liljegren and Calle Rosen will remain on Toronto's blueline.
Rielly (foot) is on-track to return to the lineup next week.
Rielly has been out since January 12th with a fractured foot but is expected to be back in the lineup next week. The Maple Leafs have gone 11-7-2 in 20 games since Rielly got hurt.
Sandin will be a healthy scratch on Tuesday.
With all the injuries to the Maple Leafs’ blueline, Sandin has become a regular in the lineup but will be replaced by Timothy Liljegren on Tuesday. Sandin has picked up just one assist and seven shots while playing just 14:00 ATOI in his last 14 games.
Liljegren will draw into the Maple Leafs lineup on Tuesday.
Liljegren was a healthy scratch vs. the Canucks on Saturday but will replace Rasmus Sandin in the lineup in San Jose. Liljegren is expected to be on the third pair and second power-play unit inn his 10th game of the season. He has one assist in the first nine.
Campbell will start Tuesday in San Jose.
Campbell allowed two goals on 27 shots in the Maple Leafs win in Ottawa on February 15th. Frederik Andersen has started the last seven games but Campbell will face the Sharks on Tuesday. He is 3-0-1 with a 2.40 GAA and .919 SV% in his first four starts with the Maple Leafs. He stopped 22 of 24 shots in a 3-2 OT win in San Jose when he was a member of the Los Angeles Kings.