You ready for your first NHL look at the boy? Today, the Leafs announced they’ve finally listened to all the tweets about his AHL performance and recalled Andreas Johnsson from the AHL’s Toronto Marlies, while also bringing up Calle Rosen on an emergency basis.
— Leafs PR (@LeafsPR) March 13, 2018
Rosen, of course, played four games up with the big club to start the season, and has since suited up for 50 games for the Marlies, registering a goal and 16 assists. Meanwhile, Johnsson’s leading the Marlies with 54 points in as many games, putting up 26 goals and 28 assists along the way. He actually ranks fourth in the league in scoring, while in a tie for second place in the goal department.
We’re still not sure about how exactly these moves look in the big picture, and what kind of play time we’re looking at for these two.
Some early thoughts, however, on how this might shake out:
There is no roster limit following the trade deadline as long as teams remain under the cap. And then in playoffs there is no cap. An emergency recall is interesting though because it would suggest that Nikita Zaitsev isn't the only sick/injured defenceman, but we shall see.
— Kristen Shilton (@kristen_shilton) March 13, 2018
Zaitsev, of course, has been battling the flu and missed Saturday’s game.
But wait, there’s another quote for you to parse, this one from yesterday:
Mike Babcock on which of Josh Leivo, Matt Martin or Dominic Moore he's leaning towards playing on Wednesday: "I wouldn’t look at anything [from today]. I wouldn’t try reading my mind, I don’t even know what’s going on in there."
— Kristen Shilton (@kristen_shilton) March 12, 2018
Will Andreas Johnsson be in the lineup tomorrow? Will see Calle Rosen back again with the big club, or is this just a tease? And what to make of picking Rosen over Borgman?
Only one way to find out, but until then it seems like it’s time to play armchair GM for the next 30 or so hours!
— Dave McCarthy (@DaveAMcCarthy) March 13, 2018
No further news on to what’s up with Dermott, but we’ll let you know when we do!