Gauthier was called up by the Leafs on Saturday. Milan Michalek has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee injury, thus paving the way for Gauthier, a tank on the ice at 6-foot-5, 215 pounds, to return to the NHL. Toronto's first-round (21st overall) draft pick in 2013, Gauthier has appeared in two career games at the NHL level. This season, he's also put up 17 points with a plus-17 rating in 54 games with the AHL's Marlies.
Gauthier was reassigned to AHL Toronto on Tuesday, Terry Koshan of the Toronto Sun reports. Gauthier became just the latest Maple Leafs' prospect to see action in the NHL this season and played in two games during his emergency recall. The 20-year-old averaged 11:01 in ice time in those contests and recorded two shots on goal and four hits. The center returns to the minors where he has notched 16 points in 52 outings.
Gauthier was recalled on a emergency basis Saturday morning, reports Sportsnet.ca. It will be his first NHL game. Goat has five goals and 11 assists in 52 games with the AHL Toronto Marlies this season.
Frederik Gauthier has a cracked rib, Jonas Siegel of TSN Radio 1050 reports
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