The Toronto Maple Leafs announced Thursday that the hockey club has claimed forward Richard Panik off waivers from the Tampa Bay Lightning. Panik, 23, played 50 games for the Lightning during 2013-14 collecting 13 points (3 goals, 10 assists) with 21 penalty minutes. A native of Martin, Slovakia, Panik has 22 points (8 goals and 14 assists) in 75 career NHL games all with Tampa Bay.
The Maple Leafs also announced they assigned forwards Troy Bodie and Josh Leivo to the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League. Both players will be available to play for the Marlies when they open their season on Saturday against the Utica Comets, AHL affiliate of the Vancouver Canucks, at 3 p.m. Neither Leivo or Bodie dressed for the Maple Leafs in their home opener last night.
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