Sports Kasperi Kapanen called up to Leafs, Nikita Soshnikov to IR

21:36  12 december  2017
21:36  12 december  2017 Source:   MSN

Leafs’ travelling road show is an act that can wear thin

  Leafs’ travelling road show is an act that can wear thin VANCOUVER—In every city it’s the same hymnbooks, as it’s always been: a single anthem, then the sound of clashing loyalties. The arenas were half-filled with blue and white in Calgary, in Edmonton, in Vancouver. It’s been this way forever, here and in Ottawa, too. It’s both religion — Canadian religion, mind — and math. And so, every Leafs game out here is full of atmosphere, and is a joyous clash. In Edmonton, the duelling chants of “Let’s Go Oilers” and “Go Leafs Go” reached a pas-a-deux crescendo; in Calgary, the fight was simultaneous, with “Go Flames Go” and “Go Leafs Go” overlaid on one another.

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The Leafs take on the Flyers with Kasperi Kapanen on hand.

As the Leafs begin a set of three road games in four days, we have news that Kasperi Kapanen has joined the team.

Kapanen has played 16 games for the Marlies and has eight goals and four assists, putting him in fourth place on the team in points per game.

Martin calls Tkachuk's spear 'child's play,' says he didn't feel it

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Maple Leafs loan forwards Kapanen , Leipsic to AHL's Toronto Marlies.

Kasperi Kapanen .

By waiting until today to call him up, the Leafs take advantage of the Holiday Roster Freeze rules which allow them to return any player called up after December 11 right through the period of the roster freeze. This way they aren’t locked into returning him before December 19 or keeping him until December 28.

As far as Nikita Soshnikov goes, I think we can all expect him to need a conditioning loan to the Marlies when this injury clears up. That sure seems to be the way the wind is blowing to me.

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Korpisalo gets better of ex-teammate as Blue Jackets top Maple Leafs .
Joonas Korpisalo got the better of former teammate Curtis McElhinney on Tuesday night as the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-2. The Finn made 39 saves to register his fourth career win in five tries against the Leafs. Last January, the Blue Jackets waived McElhinney to make room for Korpisalo on the NHL roster and Toronto claimed the veteran backup.It was a big victory for the Blue Jackets following Monday’s 7-2 loss in Boston – a game coach John Tortorella called his team’s most embarrassing of the season.

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