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Maple Leafs acquire defenceman T.J. Brennan from Chicago for Abbott @NHLdotcom

TORONTO - The Toronto Maple Leafs have acquired defenceman T.J. Brennan from Chicago in exchange for forward Spencer Abbott.

Brennan will report to the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League.

He played 76 games with the Marlies last season and led the team in scoring with 25 goals and adding 47 assists. He signed with the New York Islanders in the off-season before being dealt to Chicago just before the start of the season.

Brennan had nine goals and 27 assists in 54 games with Rockford, Chicago's AHL affiliate, this season.

The Moorestown, N.J., native has 11 points (four goals, seven assists) in 40 career NHL games between the Buffalo Sabres and Florida Panthers.

Abbott has seven goals and 17 assists in 46 games with the Marlies this season.

The Hamilton native appeared in one game for the Maple Leafs last season. He has 127 points (37 goals, 90 assists) in 168 career AHL games with the Marlies.

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