Brian Burke, president and general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced Thursday that forward Viktor Stalberg has been recalled from the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League. The Maple Leafs also announced that goaltender Joey MacDonald has been assigned to the Marlies.
Stalberg, 23, started the 2009-10 season with the Maple Leafs and collected one assist and two penalty minutes in eight games. The 6-3, 210-pound native of Gothenburg, Sweden made his NHL debut and recorded his first NHL point (assist) on October 1 versus Montreal. Stalberg was assigned to the Marlies on October 29 and appeared in 19 games, registering eight goals and 13 assists for 21 points with a plus-six rating (+6) and 18 penalty minutes.
MacDonald, 29, has appeared in six games with the Maple Leafs this season, posting a 3.20 goals against average and a .892 save percentage. The 6-0, 197-pound native of Pictou, Nova Scotia recorded a combined shutout with Jonas Gustavsson
on December 1 at Montreal and registered his first win as a Leaf on December 3 at Columbus. In six games with the Marlies this season, MacDonald has registered a record of 2-4-0, a goals against average of 2.83 and a .892 save percentage.
The Marlies next game is on Friday night at 7 p.m. when they travel to Hartford to take on the Wolf Pack, AHL affiliate of the New York Rangers. Fans can listen to all Toronto Marlies regular season games on THE FAN 590 or fan590.com. For ticket information, including season ticket packages and group seats, visit www.torontomarlies.com or call the team’s ticket line at 416-597-PUCK.