January 19th, 2020

Leafs make another blue-line move, recalling Liljegren from the AHL Marlies

By The Canadian Press on January 14, 2020.

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 one goal and six assists in 26 games with the Marlies this season.

Toronto picked the Swede in the fourth round (95th overall) of the 2015 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.

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