Engvall was promoted from the taxi squad and logged 12:37 in Friday's 4-2 win over the Oilers, TSN reports.
Engvall centered the third line and recorded two PIM, four shots on net and a hit. The 24-year-old forward could stay in the lineup for as long as Auston Matthews (upper body) is on the shelf.
Toronto recalled Engvall to the taxi squad Sunday, James Mirtle of The Athletic reports.
Engvall tallied 15 points in 48 games with the Maple Leafs last season but was surprisingly cut from training camp earlier this month. The 6-foot-5 winger will provide some depth and could get into the team's bottom six in the near future.
Engvall, who played most of the Maple Leafs' games last season, was among Monday's cuts at training camp, reports Sportsnet.ca.
He played well enough last year to earn a two-year extension, but Engvall failed to step up at camp. "I expect Pierre to be better, to be honest," coach Sheldon Keefe said Saturday night, after an intrasquad scrimmage. "I think it might be coming up on, if not past, the one-year anniversary of his last goal." Ouch. That's even more striking considering his last goal came Feb. 22 against the Hurricanes' emergency backup (and Zamboni driver) David Ayers. Engvall is 6-foot-5, but he falls back on his excellent skating rather than using his body. And at his size, that just won't fly. Maybe this assignment will motivate him.
Engvall agreed to terms on a two-year, $2.5 million contract extension with Toronto on Wednesday
Engvall has registered seven goals and seven helpers in 35 outings this season, though he is currently stuck in an eight-game pointless streak and hasn't found the back of the net in his last 13 appearances. The Swede should continue to primarily fill a bottom-six role throughout the remainder of the 2019-20 campaign but could earn the occasional look in the top six.
Engvall has gone without a point in eight straight games.
Engvall has been a pleasant surprise for the Leafs in the bottom six. He is big, hard-working and responsible, and has managed 14 points (seven goals, seven assists) in 34 games. Engvall is a strong on-ice performer in the bottom six but doesn't offer much fantasy value at the moment.
Engvall scored and tallied an assist in Monday's 6-4 loss to Edmonton.
Engvall's two points came in a season-high 16:11 of ice time, and he really seems to be settling in at the NHL level. In 22 games at the top level, the 23-year-old winger has 12 points, which is pretty good value for a seventh-round pick (188th overall). If Engvall continues producing at his current clip, it'll be tough for Toronto's brass to return him to the Marlies.
Engvall scored a goal in Saturday's 3-0 win over the Islanders.
It was a real goal-scorer's goal for the fitness fanatic and it stood as the game winner. Remarkably, Engvall has quietly delivered five goals in his last eight games. And 10 points in 21 games overall. There may be value in his game in deep formats.
Engvall set up two goals Saturday in a 4-1 win over Edmonton.
It was the 23-year-old's first multi-point game of his NHL career. Engvall has only played in 14 games so far, but has impressed in the team's bottom six. He has five points (one goal, four assists) so far. But that doesn't make Engvall fantasy worthy -- there are just too many incredible fantasy stars ahead of him in the lineup.
Engvall scored a shorthanded goal in Thursday's 3-1 win over the Coyotes.
Engvall's first career tally was an unassisted effort in the second period, and it also stood as the game-winner. Not bad for just the second game of the Swede's career. He's likely to remain in a fourth-line role or serve as a healthy scratch while he's up with the big club.
Engvall will make his NHL debut Tuesday in Vegas, Chris Johnston of Sportsnet reports.
Engvall will be inserted on the fourth line as the Maple Leafs look to change things up after dropping five straight games. The 23-year-old winger brings tremendous size at 6-foot-5, and he was in the midst of a breakout AHL season prior to being called up. After posting 32 points in 70 AHL games last season, Engvall was already halfway to that point total in just 15 appearances.
The Maple Leafs recalled Engvall from AHL Toronto on Monday.
Engvall is on the final year of his entry-level contract, so the Maple Leafs could afford him his NHL debut while multiple forwards are on the mend. The 23-year-old will travel with the team for at least the start of their upcoming five-game road trip. Engvall has the shape of a power forward (6-5, 212), and he'll look to convert his AHL production -- 16 points through 15 games -- to the top level.
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