Leafs place Zaitsev on injured reserve, recall Marincin from AHL Marlies
Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman Nikita Zaitsev (22) skates during first period NHL hockey round one playoff action against the Washington Capitals in Toronto on Monday, April 17, 2017. The Leafs have signed Zaitsev to a seven-year contract extension.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
The Canadian Press
Published Sunday, December 17, 2017 12:26PM EST
TORONTO - The Toronto Maple Leafs recalled defenceman Martin Marincin from the American Hockey League's Marlies on Sunday and placed defenceman Nikita Zaitsev on the injured reserve list with a lower-body injury.
Marincin, 25, has seven points (two goals, five assists) in 18 games with the Marlies this season.
Marincin scored one goal and added six assists seven points in 25 regular-season games with Toronto during the 2016-17 season and also appeared in six playoff games. He has 25 points (three goals, 22 assists) in 175 career regular-season NHL games.
He was originally acquired by the Maple Leafs in a trade with the Edmonton Oilers in June 2015.