The Toronto Maple Leafs have cut their training camp roster down from 76 to 53.

9 players are returning to junior:

  • Stephen Desrocher (Kingston)
  • Martins Dzierkals (Rouyn Noranda)
  • Tye Felhaber (Saginaw)
  • Nikita Korostelev (Sarnia)
  • Nicolas Mattinen (London)
  • Keaton Middleton (Saginaw)
  • JJ Piccinich (London)
  • Jack Walker (Victoria)
  • Tyler Wong (Lethbridge)

Wong and Felhaber were camp invitees.

14 players to the Marlies, who open camp on Monday, October 3:

  • Will Corrin
  • Taylor Doherty
  • Eric Faille
  • Brett Findlay
  • TJ Foster
  • Jeff Glass
  • Jon Jutzi
  • Daniel Maggio
  • Mason Marchment
  • Ryan Massa
  • Brenden Miller
  • Ty Stanton
  • Ethan Werek
  • Chase Witala

The only note here is that three prospects will return to junior for overage seasons rather than push for a spot with the Marlies: Defenceman Stephen Desrocher, who turns 21 in January, will return to Kingston, while fellow 20-year-olds Jack Walker and JJ Piccinich will head back to Victoria and London respectively. As Desrocher was drafted out of the CHL in 2015, the team has until next summer to sign him to an NHL contract.

Not among this list is 20-year-old centerman Adam Brooks, who looks like he will stick around in camp for now. That’s a situation worth monitoring as the Leafs’ 2016 fourth round pick has completed four years of junior, outscored everyone in the WHL last season, and the Marlies could use the center help.