|January 7, 2015: Maple Leafs beaten 6-2 by Capitals in Coach Horachek's debut|
TORONTO (AP) Peter Horachek saw positives, but the Toronto Maple Leafs' first step under their new interim coach started with another loss.
|January 7, 2015: Leafs Reassign Ashton|
Ashton was reassigned to AHL Toronto on Wednesday, James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail reports.It had been reported that Ashton would stick with the Maple Leafs after going unclaimed off waivers earlier in the day, but the team decided to change course after further deliberation. The 23-year-old Ashton proved to be a capable scorer during his previous stints in the minors, but he owns no goals and three assists over 54 career NHL games.
|January 7, 2015: Leafs' Ashton Clears Waivers|
Ashton cleared waivers Wednesday, Jonas Siegel of TSN Radio 1050 reports.Rather than reporting to AHL Toronto, Ashton will stick with the parent club as an extra forward. He'll be available to play for the Maple Leafs when needed and can still be sent to the minors at any point, so having him clear waivers just creates a little more roster flexibility.
|January 6, 2015: Maple Leafs Place Ashton On Waivers|
The Maple Leafs placed Ashton on waivers Tuesday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.It's not immediately clear who will replace Ashton on Toronto's roster, but his replacement should be known soon. Ashton will head to AHL Toronto if he is not claimed by another team.