Dave Nonis, Senior Vice-President and General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced Thursday that the hockey club has assigned defenceman Jesse Blacker to the American Hockey League’s Toronto Marlies.
Blacker, 21, was originally recalled by the Maple Leafs on March 25, but did not play in any games. In 53 games with the Marlies this season, the 6-2, 190-pound defenceman has collected 10 points on three goals and seven assists, along with 31 minutes in penalties. He was originally Toronto’s third choice, selected 58th overall in the 2009 Entry Draft.
The Marlies next game is Friday, March 29 when they visit the Rochester Americans (AHL affiliate of the Buffalo Sabres). The Marlies return home on Saturday, March 30 when they host the Abbotsford Heat (AHL affiliate of the Calgary Flames) at Ricoh Coliseum. Game time is 3 p.m. For all Marlies ticket information, please call 416-597-PUCK (7825) or visit marlies.ca.