There was lots of news at Leafs practice Thursday morning. Rookie defenceman Morgan Rielly was told prior to practice that he had made the team and will be sticking around following his ninth game tomorrow night in Columbus. Rielly has played well in eight games recording four assists.
The news wasn’t as good for Joffrey Lupul as the forward took a Paul Ranger shot off his foot, departed practice and went for x-rays. The team announced that Lupul has a bruised foot and is considered day-to-day. The Leafs recalled Josh Leivo from the Toronto Marlies.
Head coach Randy Carlyle also told the media that Frazer McLaren will be available for Friday’s game.
As for updates on Mark Fraser and Nikolai Kulemin they both skated before practice and are expected to make the road trip next week to Western Canada but they might not be ready to play at that point.
Post-practice video with Carlyle, Rielly, McLaren, David Clarkson