Liljegren was reassigned to AHL Toronto on Friday.
Liljegren was one of eight defensemen on the roster prior to the move, which made playing time scarce for the 20-year-old Swede. He should have a featured role with the Marlies, and he'll likely remain near the top of the list for call-ups if the Maple Leafs' blue line suffers any injuries.
Liljegren picked up an assist in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Senators.
It's his first NHL point. Liljegren was playing in his sixth game and skated 11:40. That includes 1:11 shorthanded. His ice time is increasing and the fact he's killing penalties at just 20 years of age is impressive. Liljegren was touted as an offensive defender when he was drafted, but he's showing off a responsible two-way game that actually makes his game more valuable to the Leafs. Unfortunately, that won't result in high fantasy value, at least not yet.
Liljegren was promoted from AHL Toronto on Friday.
With Cody Ceci (ankle) set to miss at least a month, Liljegren figures to get an extended look with the Maple Leafs down the stretch. The 20-year-old has logged just one NHL game this season, in which he saw 10:40 of ice time and managed one shot, one block and a minus-1 rating. The blueliner figures to push Martin Marincin for a spot in the lineup on a nightly basis.
Liljegren was sent down to AHL Toronto on Saturday.
Liljegren made his season debut in Saturday's game versus the Blackhawks. He had a shot on goal, a blocked shot and a minus-1 rating in 10:40 of ice time. He'll continue to see a large role with the Marlies while the Maple Leafs are on their bye week.
The Maple Leafs recalled Liljegren from AHL Toronto on Tuesday.
Liljegren has made frequent trips between the AHL and the parent club throughout the season, but he's still awaiting his debut with the Maple Leafs. Unless one of the six other defensemen on the roster is dealing with an unreported injury, Liljegren looks like he'll be in the press box again for Tuesday's game against New Jersey.
The Maple Leafs reassigned Liljegren to AHL Toronto on Monday.
Liljegren was with the big club for less than six hours before reverting to the bus league. Teemu Kivihalme was also called up Monday and appears on track to stick with the Leafs for Tuesday's road game against the Wild, while Liljegren will suit up for the minor-league squad Tuesday.
Liljegren was promoted from AHL Toronto on Monday.
Liljegren served as a healthy scratch in each of his previous four appearances on the 23-man roster and will likely do so again versus Minnesota on Tuesday. If the Swede does get into the lineup, it would likely be at the expense of Justin Holl. In the minors, the 20-year-old has racked up three goals and 14 helpers in 27 contests and could make his NHL debut soon.
The Maple Leafs loaned Liljegren to AHL Toronto on Sunday.
Liljegren made a brief appearance with the big club after he was recalled by the team Saturday. The 2017 first-round pick still has yet to make his NHL debut, and has 17 points in 27 AHL games this campaign. His demotion leaves just six healthy defensemen on the roster.
The Maple Leafs recalled Liljegren from AHL Toronto on Saturday.
The Maple Leafs now have eight healthy defensemen on their roster ahead of Saturday's clash against the Rangers. Liljegren -- a 2017 first-round pick -- still hasn't made his NHL debut, but he's been productive in the AHL this year with 17 points through 27 games. It's unclear if he'll draw in during this stint with the big club, however.
The Maple Leafs reassigned Liljegren to AHL Toronto on Wednesday, Kevin McGran of The Toronto Star reports.
Liljegren was recalled as an insurance policy ahead of Tuesday's matchup with Buffalo in case Tyson Barrie (ankle) was unable to go. However, Barrie was ultimately able to gut it out against the Sabres, so the Maple Leafs are no longer in need of Liljegren's services on the back end. The 2017 first-round pick will return to a top-pairing role with the Marlies.
The Maple Leafs recalled Liljegren from AHL Toronto on Monday.
Liljegren was the Maple Leafs' first-round pick (17th overall) in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, but he still hasn't played at the top level, This year, the 20-year-old has posted 13 points over 24 AHL games, picking up the pace from last seasons 15 through 43. He and Martin Marincin both were recalled from the AHL as depth in case Tyson Barrie (ankle) is forced to miss time.
Liljegren was reassigned to AHL Toronto on Thursday.
Liljegren was a healthy scratch for Wednesday's Opening Night clash with Ottawa and likely would have struggled to break into the lineup. Rather than relegate him to the press box every night, the club opted to send the blueliner to the Marlies, where he can get into game action. In his place, Toronto promoted Nicolas Petan for added forward depth.
Liljegren (ankle) will suit up with ECHL Newfoundland on Wednesday before rejoining AHL Toronto on Thursday.
Liljegren was injured while playing for Sweden at the 2019 World Junior Championships, but is ready to return to competitive action. In 19 appearances for the Marlies, the blueliner notched two goals, six helpers and six PIM. Given the Maple Leafs' blue-line depth, it's unlikely the 19-year-old will get a shot with the club this season and may have to wait until the 2019-20 campaign to make his NHL debut.
Liljegren (ankle) took the ice with AHL Toronto on Wednesday sporting a non-contact jersey, Hailey Salvian of The Athletic reports.
Liljegren is still considered week-to-week, but the fact that he is back on the ice is a step in the right direction. At this point, the blueliner seems like a long shot to get called up from the minors this season, especially with the Maple Leafs depth on the blue line.
Liljegren (ankle) has been deemed unavailable for the upcoming 2019 World Junior Championships.
The 19-year-old will be unable to represent Sweden at the annual junior showcase because of a high-ankle sprain. This is an unfortunate development for the promising blueliner, who was expected to play a significant role for the Triple Crowns. While Liljegren has yet to play at the NHL level in 2018-19, he has been effective in his second season with the AHL's Marlies, scoring a pair of goals and posting eight points in 19 games.
Liljegren has been assigned to the AHL Marlies, reports the Toronto Sun.
The smooth-skating kid will get another season in the AHL to hone his skills. Liljegren picked up one goal and 16 assists in 44 games with the Marlies in 2017-18.
Liljegren was assigned to the Swedish World Juniors team Saturday.
The Leafs are excited about the 18-year-old, who is lauded for his skating skills and agility. He was taken with the 17th overall pick in this year's draft, and then jumped right over to the North American landscape with AHL Toronto.
The Leafs are mulling whether to have Liljegren play with the AHL Marlies this season or send him back to play in Sweden, reports the Toronto Sun.
The kid can move the puck, so the Leafs will want to accelerate his development as best they can. Liljegren may be best served by playing on the smaller North American ice, especially with Rogle -- the team that owns his Swedish rights -- starting their season so poorly.
Liljegren has impressed Leafs GM Lou Lamoriello at the World Junior Summer Showcase currently being held in Plymouth, Michigan, theScore reports.
The Swedish defenseman was Toronto's first-round (17th overall) selection in this year's draft. He's making up for lost time after dealing with mononucleosis last season, but Lamoriello said, "Where he is today (Friday), and what we've seen of him, we're happy." Liljegren signed an entry-level contract with the Buds in mid-July, but the smooth 6-foot skater is still expected to play in his native land for one more year.
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