Leafs put Curtis McIlhinney on injured reserve today with a lower body injury. Calvin Pickard called up from the Toronto Marlies and will get the start according to Pierre Lebrun.
Maple Leafs recall G Calvin Pickard from the Marlies as Curtis McElhinney suffered a lower body injury. #TMLtalk
— Leafs PR (@LeafsPR) December 29, 2017
Pickard picked up off of waivers by the Leafs, has been the backup to Garret Sparks with the Marlies but has played well since his addition.
The 25 year old, is 10-5-0 with the Baby Leafs and sports a .919 save percentage good enough for 10th in the AHL.
Is this a showcase? Or simply for the Leafs to ascertain who they have in the system moving forward.
Further news tonite, Head Coach Mike Babcock says that Nazem Kadri (elbowed in the cranium last night in Arizona) will NOT dress for the game this evening in Colorado sidelined with an ‘Upper Body Injury’.
Nazem Kadri won’t play tonight in Denver, per Mike Babcock. Upper-body injury.
— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) December 29, 2017
Unsure what the lines will look like this evening, but will post them as they become available.
Would be great to get a win for the newest Leafer between the pipes and the two points that go with it…..
Updated: Line Rushes.
#Leafs lines vs. Avalanche:
— Kristen Shilton (@kristen_shilton) December 30, 2017