Marincin is in the lineup Thursday for Game 3 against Columbus, Lance Hornby of The Toronto Sun reports. Marincin sat out the first two games as a healthy scratch, but he'll get a shot to post up next to Tyson Barrie on the Leafs' bottom defense pairing. Marincin averaged 15:12 of ice time through 26 games this season, recording four points, 22 hits and 43 blocked shots. As such, the 28-year-old Slovak isn't likely to move the fantasy needle.
Marincin notched an assist, two shots on goal, a pair of hits and two blocked shots in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Sharks. Marincin has a three-game point streak going -- he's posted a goal and two helpers in that span. The 28-year-old blueliner is hardly known for offense with just four points in 24 contests this year. He's added 40 blocks, 25 shots and 22 hits, but the recent scoring surge will likely fizzle out soon.
Marincin scored a goal Saturday in a 4-2 win over Vancouver. It was his first goal of the season. Marincin isn't much of a scorer and he doesn't really contribute in any category. No fantasy value here.
Marincin agreed to terms on a one-year, $700,000 contract extension with Toronto on Friday. Marincin won't see a pay increase with his new deal but won't have to worry about where he is playing next year. The blueliner has appeared in just 13 games this season in which he has failed to register a point while averaging a meager 14:19 of ice time. Heading into the rest of the season, the 27-year-old is unlikely to see any additional minutes which makes him a low-end fantasy option at best.
The Maple Leafs recalled Marincin from AHL Toronto on Friday. The Leafs only had six defensemen on their roster prior to Marincin's promotion, so he'll be on hand as an insurance policy for Friday's matchup with New Jersey. The The 27-year-old has gone scoreless in seven appearances with the big club this campaign.
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