Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman Marshall Rifai
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Maple Leafs announce an emergency roster move involving defenseman

Published April 1, 2024 at 2:53 PM

The Toronto Maple Leafs have made an emergency call-up ahead of their game tonight versus the Florida Panthers in spite of the recent injuries that are gravely affecting their composition as a roster.

Toronto Maple Leafs call up Marshall Rifai

With the uncertainty of Morgan Rielly's status who has been suffering an injury, the Toronto Maple Leafs have called up Quebec Native Marshall Rifai on an emergency basis ahead of their matchup versus the Florida Panthers. This hasn't been the only injury for the Leafs, with Mitch Marner who was placed on LTIR and has yet to play in their last ten games. Toronto Maple Leafs place Mitch Marner on IR

Rifai has played in two NHL games for the Maple Leafs this season going pointless. Through 49 games with the Toronto Marlies, Rifai has scored 2 goals, 15 assists, and 17 points as a defensively focused defenseman.

Despite the call-up, it remains unknown whether or not Rifai will play in the match versus the Panthers, as Morgan Rielly was on the ice for the optional skate this morning and Keefe has yet to make a decision.Morgan Rielly at Leafs optional skateIt seems it will most likely be a game-time decision.

Source: Hockey Patrol
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Maple Leafs announce an emergency roster move involving defenseman

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