The Toronto Maple Leafs have called up Stuart Percy from the Toronto Marlies, in anticipation for a west coast mini-road trip.
Does It Matter?
This is one of those common-sense moves by management. The Leafs are going to be out of town for a couple of days, and it’s always good to have a couple of extra roster players around, be it as injury insurance or for a systematic adjustment.
Percy played one game with the Marlies after being sent down, playing on the first pairing in all situations against the Rochester Americans. Gord Dineen sang his praises afterwards. “He’s a second year pro that looks like a wiley veteran. He’s a stabilizing force out there.”
Sam Carrick also came up with him. You may be saying “I didn’t know he went back down”, and that’s a fair statement, because it was just a quick-assignment to save some cap space. The Leafs are doing a very good job of cap micro-management, which could come in handy close to the trade deadline. I have to imagine that these are the type of differences they expected Brandon Pridham.