Leafs make another blue-line move, recalling Liljegren from the AHL Marlies
Timothy Liljegren puts on a Toronto Maple Leafs jersey after being selected by the team in the first round of the NHL hockey draft, Friday, June 23, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
The Canadian Press
Published Tuesday, January 14, 2020 11:59AM EST
Last Updated Wednesday, January 15, 2020 11:57AM EST
TORONTO - The Toronto Maple Leafs have made another blue-line move, recalling Timothy Liljegren from the American Hockey League Marlies.
On Monday, the team summoned Swedish teenager Rasmus Sandin from their top farm team and placed Morgan Rielly on injured reserve, saying he will be out a minimum of eight weeks with a fractured foot.
Rielly was hurt blocking a shot in Sunday's 8-4 road loss against the Florida Panthers.
The Leafs have been without Jake Muzzin - another top-4 defenceman - since he broke his foot Dec. 27. The team said at the time the 30-year-old was listed as week-to-week, but he was placed on IR before Sunday's loss.
The 20-year-old Liljegren has four goals and 20 assists in 33 games with the Marlies this season.
Toronto picked the Swede in the first round (17th overall) of the 2017 NHL draft.
Liljegren is likely insurance for a defensive corps that now consists of Travis Dermott, Justin Holl, Martin Marincin, Tyson Barrie, Cody Ceci and Sandin.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 14, 2020.