(March 31, 2006) -- The Toronto Maple Leafs announced Friday that they have assigned forward Alexander Suglobov (suh-GLOH-bahf) to the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League. He is expected to be in the Marlies' lineup tonight against the Manchester Monarchs at Ricoh Coliseum (7:30 pm).
Suglobov, 24, was acquired from the New Jersey Devils in exchange for defenceman Ken Klee on March 8. Since the trade, he has played in six games for the Marlies collecting three goals and four points and he has no points in two games for the Maple Leafs.
Suglobov was originally New Jersey's third choice, 56th overall in the 2000 Entry Draft. Prior to being acquired by the Maple Leafs, he led the Albany River Rats of the American Hockey League in goals (25), assists (23), points (48) and plus/minus (+4) in 51 games played this season. He played on the Planet/USA team in the 2006 AHL All-Star Game in Winnipeg on February 1. He scored on December 17 at Carolina in his lone game with the Devils in 2005-06.
Last season with Albany, Suglobov notched 25 goals and 21 assists in 72 games. He missed the majority of the 2003-04 season recovering from a wrist injury suffered in a game against the Oilers on January 5, 2004.