The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today that the hockey club has recalled forward Kasperi Kapanen from the Toronto Marlies (AHL) while forward Frederik Gauthier has been loaned to the Marlies.
Kapanen, 21, previously skated in six games with the Maple Leafs this season, registering two goals. He has appeared in 27 games with the Toronto Marlies this season, recording 12 goals and 10 assists for 22 points while being named to the 2018 AHL All-Star Classic. In 2016-17, Kapanen appeared in eight regular season games with the Maple Leafs and scored one goal before adding two goals in six Stanley Cup playoff games with the club. He also recorded 43 points (18 goals, 25 assists) in 43 games with the Toronto Marlies last season and had an additional eight points (2 goals, 6 assists) in nine Calder Cup playoff games. Kapanen was acquired by the Maple Leafs in a trade with the Pittsburgh Penguins on July 1, 2015.
Gauthier, 22, has appeared in nine games with the Maple Leafs this season, recording a goal. In 27 games with the Toronto Marlies this season, Gauthier has registered five goals and three assists. During the 2016-17 season, Gauthier split time between the Maple Leafs and Marlies, recording two goals and one assist in 21 games with the Maple Leafs, while registering four goals and nine assists in 46 regular season games with the Marlies. Gauthier was selected by the Maple Leafs in the first round (21st overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.
The Maple Leafs return to action tomorrow when they visit the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center at 8:00 p.m. ET.