TORONTO – The Toronto Maple Leafs recalled forwards Nick Robertson and Wayne Simmonds along with defenceman Victor Mete from the AHL’s Toronto Marlies on Sunday.
Toronto was provided some cap space to make the moves after goaltender Matt Murray was placed on long-term injured reserve on Saturday.
Murray, who was scheduled to start in Saturday’s 3-2 win over the Ottawa Senators, is set to miss at least four weeks with an abductor injury. Erik Kallgren was recalled before the game to serve as a backup to Ilya Samsonov.
Simmonds played 72 games with the Leafs last season, recording five goals and 11 assists. The 34-year-old is in his third year with Toronto.
Robertson, 21, flashed his potential in pre-season action, producing one goal and four assists in four outings but was ultimately sent to the Marlies due to not requiring waivers.
Mete signed a one-year deal with Toronto in July after six seasons split between the Montreal Canadiens and Ottawa. The 24-year-old played 37 games last season with the Senators, recording seven assists on the year.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 16, 2022.