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Leafs recall Rinat Valiev, place Morgan Rielly on IR • The Faceoff Circle
So this was unexpected, right? Many were hoping that Morgan Rielly’s injury, one that didn’t even take him completely out of the game he suffered it in, was just a short-term ailment. that he wouldn’t miss a game. Well, he’s going to miss two as of tonight, and about an hour ago, we found out that he to be placed on injured reserve for an upper-body ailment. In his place, the Leafs have called up Rinat Valiev for the Marlies. Wait, what? Not Martin Marincin, or even Calle Rosen? Not the kind of shot blocks that get you onto the highlight reel, but good sequence by Rinat Valiev on this penalty kill. pic.twitter.com/4ge9Bg66Z2 — Jeff Veillette (@JeffVeillette) October 28, 2017 As it stands, I’m not sure that this is a full-term solution. Toronto plays in three of the next four nights, with two games on the road, but then have the All-Star Break ahead of them afterwards. At that point, they’ll know for sure whether they need someone to join them for a longer term or not, especially in the event that the Leafs lose another defenceman in that time. If they don’t, I don’t expect him to play. But he ...