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Expect a callup or two from the Marlies shortly as the list of casualties has grown to six with Matthew Lombardi and Mike Komisarek out three weeks apiece (upper body injuries). A timeline on Colby Armstrong's return remains unknown, while Mikhail Grabovski is out at least two weeks with his lower body ailment. The news is a bit better on Clarke MacArthur as he could return as early as Tuesday against the Tampa Bay Lightning. James Reimer returned to the ice today for a 15-minute skate, which is somewhat encouraging, but Brian Burke has warned not to get too...

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Toronto is in Texas tonight as Matt Frattin makes his Marlies debut in Joey Crabb's place on the top line alongside Joe Colborne and Jerry D'Amigo. Here's your weekly release from the Marlies: "The Marlies went 1-2-0-0 in their three games last week. Toronto shutout the Abbotsford Heat, 5-0 on Wednesday night at Ricoh Coliseum. Joe Colborne scored two goals and added an assist; while Joey Crabb also recorded a three-point night with a goal and two assists. Ben Scrivens made 23 saves for his first shutout of the season. Greg Scott’s first goal of the season in the first...

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Joey Crabb and Joe Colborne continue to lead the way. Your weekly release from the Marlies: "The Marlies took three out of a possible four points over the weekend. They opened their weekend with a 5-4 overtime win over the Rochester Americans. The Marlies fought back from being down 4-2 with under two minutes to play to tie the game, and then Joe Colborne scored in overtime to cap the comeback. Colborne finished the night with three points. Ryan Hamilton, Joey Crabb and Mike Zigomanis all chipped in with two point contests in the win. On Sunday, the Marlies fought back...

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Marlies This Week is back at MLHS for the 2011-12 season. The baby Buds are off to a 3-1 start, highlighted by three-goal, seven-point weeks for Joe Colborne and Joey Crabb. Your weekly release from Marlies: "The Marlies won two of their three games last weekend, including their home opener on Saturday in front of 6,084 fans. On Friday night, the Marlies dropped a 3-2 decision against the Griffins in Grand Rapids. Matt Lashoff and Joe Colborne each scored for the Marlies in the loss. On Saturday, the Marlies defeated the Lake Erie Monsters, 5-3 behind Joey Crabb and Colborne’s three...

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According to the Toronto Marlies Twitter feed, Brayden Irwin (signed out of the NCAA toward the end of the 2009-10 season by the Leafs, but a free agent during the 2011 offseason) has signed with the Leafs' AHL affiliate: TorontoMarlies Toronto Marlies announce today that the club has signed forward Brayden Irwin to an American Hockey League contract. Further details are not available at this time, but suffice it to say this appears to be a depth signing by the organization. With several young forwards expected to receive callups at various points throughout the year, the Marlies will need players to turn...

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Below are a few notes on Joe Colborne and Matt Frattin from their Leafs debut. Before getting to the scouting reports, I want to state that it is inconceivable to judge these players based on their performance from Saturday night, or based on a single game at the NHL level, so take these as viewings with a grain of salt. I thought they both handled themselves well and were both assertive and contributed something on every shift. Colborne has had the benefit of playing in the AHL, while Frattin is coming in fresh out of a successful stint in college. Matt Frattin Looked...

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Update: Claude Loiselle, Leafs' assistant GM and cap guru, tells MLHS the cap hit on Frattin's deal is $1.3 million/year, and they will indeed burn a year of his two-year ELC by playing him tomorrow. He will therefore become an RFA after next season. Worries about a contractual holdout by Matt Frattin in order to test the UFA waters on August 15 were nothing but Billy Sweatt paranoia. A day after his University of North Dakota team was eliminated from the Frozen Four, the former fourth-round pick in 2007 put pen to paper with the Maple Leafs on a two-year...

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Much like the parent Maple Leafs, the Marlies will look back ruefully at a bad start and a poor powerplay in assessing the damage of a playoff-less 2010-11 season. With AHL playoff seeding decided by divisional rankings, the Marlies started out the season by losing eight of nine to divisional opponents. In a season in which they lost 22 games by one-goal, a second-from-bottom powerplay firing at a measly 13.1% clip was undoubtedly another nail in the Marlies coffin. While it's never used as an excuse, the turnover the Marlies experienced as a result of ongoing chances with the parent...

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With the ink just dry on his new two-year contract with the Maple Leafs (he'll play on an Amateur Tryout Contract for the balance of the 2010-11 campaign before the entry level deal takes effect next season), 22-year-old winger Tyler Brenner will join the Marlies in time for tomorrow's game in Grand Rapids. Your weekly Marlies release: "The Marlies dropped both of their games last week. Toronto traveled to Syracuse on Friday night and suffered a 1-0 loss to the Crunch. Timo Pielmeier turned aside all 30 shots he faced for his first career AHL shutout, and Kyle Palmieri...

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As the Marlies continue their push for the playoffs with two games this week, they will be without their best point producer in Nazem Kadri as big club duty calls. He has certainly earned another shot as of late. A five point week, including goals in three straight games, had moved Kadri into seventh place in the AHL rookie scoring race with 41 points in just 44 games played. Defenceman Matt Lashoff, the Marlies' second best point producer from the blueline with 28 points on the season, will join Kadri on the big club as Wilson will likely make...

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Your weekly Marlies release: "Last Week: The Marlies went 2-1-1-0 during their four games last week, moving into third in the tight North Division standings. Toronto began their week on Tuesday morning with a 3-1 loss to the Milwaukee Admirals. Joe Colborne scored the game’s opening goal; however, the Admirals responded with three unanswered goals for the win. On Friday night, the Marlies knocked off the league’s top team, the W-B/Scranton Penguins, 2-1. Jeff Cowan and Mike  Zigomanis both registered two point games in the win; while Ben Scrivens made 33 saves. Scrivens turned aside all 33 shots he faced on Saturday afternoon...

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Your weekly Marlies release followed by some clarifications on re-entry waiver status with help from Leafs assistant GM Claude Loiselle: "Last Week: The Marlies went 3-1-0-0 last week in their four games, all against division opponents. Including their win Monday against San Antonio, the Marlies have rattled off four wins over their past five games. Ben Scrivens backstopped the Marlies to a pair of victories over Manitoba last Tuesday and Wednesday in Winnipeg. Ryan Hamilton netted his first career AHL hat trick in the Marlies 5-3 victory on Wednesday night. Toronto began their eight game homestand on Friday night, but was defeated 4-3...

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As the Marlies prepare for tonight's meeting with the Moose, here's your weekly release: "The Marlies went 1-2-0-0 in three games last week. On Wednesday morning the Marlies dropped the Connecticut Whale, 9-2. Toronto announced their largest crowd of the year, as 7,779 school kids packed Ricoh Coliseum. Christian Hanson led the way for the Marlies with a goal and four assists. Danny Richmond added four helpers and recorded a plus-five rating. Captain Alex Foster notched two goals and two assists as well. On Friday night in Abbotsford, the Marlies lost 4-1 to the Heat. Ryan Stone scored a hat trick...

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As the Marlies get set for early puck drop against the Connecticut Wales at the Ricoh (11 a.m. EST), here is your weekly release: "Last Week: The Marlies won their lone game last week, 3-1 against the Americans in Rochester on Saturday night. Jonas Gustavsson made his AHL debut on Saturday night and made 24 saves on 25 shots, earning first star honours. Nazem Kadri opened the scoring for Toronto with his ninth goal of the season in the first period. Matt Lashoff added to the Marlies lead with a power play goal early in the second period. Simon Gysbers collected...

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Your weekly Marlies release: "Last Week: The Marlies went 1-2-0-0 in three games last week. Their lone win came on Friday night against the Syracuse Crunch. On Wednesday night, the Marlies dropped a 4-2 decision to the Lake Erie Monsters in Cleveland. Nazem Kadri and Matt Lashoff provided the offense for the Marlies. In Syracuse on Friday night, Toronto won 5-2 against their former division rivals. Ben Scrivens was the game’s first star making a Marlies season-high, 45 saves for the win. Fabian Brunnstrom netted two goals and three other Marlies recorded two point nights. On Saturday, the Manitoba Moose defeated the Marlies 3-1 at Ricoh Coliseum. Greg...

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Your weekly Marlies release: "Last Week: The Marlies went 2-2-0-0 in four games last week. Toronto lost a pair of games against the Manitoba Moose on Tuesday and Wednesday at MTS Centre. Bill Sweatt scored the game’s winning goals in both contests. On Saturday at Ricoh Coliseum, the Marlies played their first home game since December 30. James Reimer made 29 saves for his fourth career shutout and third of the season. Nazem Kadri potted three assists and Christian Hanson’s first period tally held up to be the game-winner. The Marlies dropped the Houston Aeros on Sunday evening, 4-2, after allowing the...

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As the Marlies prepare for their meeting with the Moose tonight (puck drop at 7:30 in Winnipeg), here is your weekly release: "Last Week: The Marlies went 1-1-0-0 in their two games last week; both in Abbotsford. On Friday night, the Marlies fell to the Heat 3-2. Jeff Cowan and Mike Zigomanis provided the goal scoring for Toronto. Fabian Brunnstrom made his Marlies debut and registered two assists and a plus two rating in the loss. Ben Scrivens made 25 saves on 28 shots. On Sunday morning the Marlies erased a two goal deficit to drop the Heat 3-2 in a...

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Your weekly Marlies release: "Last Week: The Marlies went 2-1-0-1 in their four game week. On Wednesday at Allstate Arena, the Marlies dropped a 9-3 decision to the Chicago Wolves. Nigel Dawes scored four of the Wolves’ nine goals in the game. It was the most goals the Marlies have allowed in their franchises’ history. On Friday night in Rockford, the Marlies snapped their four-game losing streak with a 5-1 win. Nazem Kadri and Marcel Mueller each posted a goal and two helpers in the win. The following night in Milwaukee, the Marlies lost a 1-0 contest in a shootout. Ben Scrivens...

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Your weekly Marlies release: "Last Week: The Marlies picked up points in two of their three games last week (0-1-0-2). On Wednesday night against the Chicago Wolves, the Marlies lost a 3-2 decision in a shootout at Ricoh Coliseum. The Marlies led 2-0 mid-way through the final frame, but the Wolves battled back and won in the shootout. Darryl Boyce and Christian Hanson scored the Marlie goals; while Jussi Rynnas made 29 saves in a losing effort. The following night in Toronto, the Marlies dropped a 2-1 decision to the Rochester Americans. Tyler Plante made 29 saves for the Amerks and was the game’s first star. On New Years Eve in Grand Rapids, the Marlies fell 2-1 in a shootout. Ben Scrivens made 40 saves in...

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As the Marlies lead the Chicago Wolves 2-0 in the second period (goals from Christian Hanson and Darrly Boyce), here is your weekly Marlies release: "Last Week: The Marlies won two of their three games last week. On Tuesday night in Peoria,  the Marlies snapped the Rivermen’s 13-game unbeaten streak with a 6-3  victory. Mike Zigomanis led the charge with three assists. Jeff Cowan scored his first goal as a Marlie in the win as well. The following night in Grand Rapids, the Marlies erased a two-goal, third period deficit but fell 4-3 to the Griffins. Ilari Filppula score two goals...