The Leafs also recalled defenceman Korbinian Holzer and assigned forward Philippe Dupuis to the Toronto Marlies. Deschamps was also assigned to the American Hockey League team.
Deschamps, a 21-year old native of Lasalle, Que., was selected by the Ducks in the second round (No. 35 overall) of the 2008 NHL entry draft. The six-foot-one, 182-pound forward had seven points (five goals, two assists) in 35 games with AHL Syracuse this season.
Caputi had three points (2-1) in 21 games for the Marlies this season. The six-foot-three, 200-pound forward was selected by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the fourth round (No. 111 overall) of the 2007 draft.
Holzer has seven points (1-6) in 29 games for the Marlies. Dupuis did not record a point in 30 games for the Maple Leafs.
We've got to find a way to win a game. He's played well in the minors, now he gets his opportunity. We tried [with Jonathan Bernier]. The way I look at it, you get opportunities and you make the most of it. That's what [James Reimer] did. Now another opportunity is here and Sparks ... you gotta grab it. Is he ready? We'll find out.
— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock to the Toronto Star on recalling goalie Garret Sparks from the AHL to start Monday in his NHL debut
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