Brian Burke, president and general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced Thursday that defenceman Carl Gunnarsson
has been recalled from the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League. The Maple Leafs also announced that forward Jay Rosehill
has been assigned to the Marlies on a conditioning loan, and defenceman Mike Komisarek
has been placed on Injured Reserve and will miss approximately three weeks due to a quadriceps injury.
Gunnarsson, 23, registered two assists with two penalty minutes in 12 games with the Marlies this season. The 6-2, 196-pound defenceman is playing in his first professional season in North America after collecting 29 points (10 goals, 19 assists) and 60 penalty minutes in 150 games over four seasons (2005-06 to 2008-09) with Linkoping HC of the Swedish Elite League. Gunnarsson was Toronto’s seventh choice, 189th overall, in the 2007 Entry Draft.
Rosehill, 24, appeared in six games with the Maple Leafs this season, registering a goal and 16 penalty minutes. The 6-3, 215-pound winger made his NHL debut on October 1 versus Montreal and scored his first NHL goal October 10 against Pittsburgh.
The Marlies continue their six game road trip when they travel to Winnipeg to take on the Manitoba Moose, AHL affiliate of the Vancouver Canucks, on Friday night at 8:30 p.m. (ET). For 2009-10 Marlies ticket information, including season ticket packages and group seats, visit www.torontomarlies.com or call the team’s ticket line at 416-597-PUCK.