The Toronto Maple Leafs announced Sunday that the team has recalled goaltender Christopher Gibson from the Toronto Marlies (AHL). Jonathan Bernier will miss tonight’s game with flu-like illness and is not showing any signs of the mumps at this time. In addition, forward Leo Komarov has been placed on the seven-day injured reserve (retroactive to November 29) and the club’s active roster now sits at 23 players (13 forwards, 7 defencemen and 3 goalies).
Gibson, 22, has appeared in 17 regular season games with the Marlies this season, posting a record of 6-9-2 with a 2.52 goals against average and 0.919 save percentage. The Karkkila, Finland native has yet to play an NHL game. Gibson was originally drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in the second round (49th overall) during the 2011 NHL Draft.
The Maple Leafs return to the ice tonight when they travel to Florida for a 5 p.m. game against the Panthers.