Leivo signed a two-year contract extension with the Maple Leafs on Thursday. Leivo spent most of his time with AHL Toronto last season, having recorded 17 goals, 31 assists, and 14 PIM in 51 regular-season games. The big winger was efficient when called upon to the parent club, netting five goals in 12 more contests. He's lauded for his versatility, but the third-round pick of 2011 will be hard-pressed to earn consistent playing time in the NHL this season. If he does make it to the big stage, expect the 23-year-old to work in a bottom-six role.
Leivo has been reassigned to AHL Toronto on Friday. Leivo was recalled under emergency conditions, indicating that he needed to be shipped back to the minors because either Brad Boyes (upper body) or Nikita Soshnikov (upper body) is ready to return to the ice. The winger has been outstanding when called upon of late, as he's netted five goals in his previous eight contests while filling in for injured teammates. Although he returns to the AHL, the 22-year-old is certainly a young prospect to keep an eye on in the future.
Leivo was called up on an emergency basis Saturday morning, reports Sportsnet.ca. He has already been up with the big club for nine games this season and has registered four goals. Leivo has 14 goals and 26 assists for 40 points in 45 games with the AHL Toronto Marlies. It remains to be seen if he'll dress for the Leafs' game against the Sabres on Saturday.
Leivo was one of three forwards loaned by the Maple Leafs on Monday to the Toronto Marlies of the AHL, the Toronto Sun reports. Leivo heads to the AHL for now, but he should be back up with the big club before too long, considering that he had scored a goal in four of his last five games for the Leafs prior to being sent down on Monday.
Leivo (upper body) was activated off IR on Tuesday, Terry Koshan of the Toronto Sun reports. Leivo missed four contests with the ailment, but he'll now draw back into the lineup for Tuesday's tilt against the Predators. The 22-year-old has scored in each of his last two games with the parent club and is averaging a point-per-game in the AHL, but he figures to return in a bottom-six role.
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