Maple Leafs place Zaitsev on IR, recall Marincin from Marlies Maple Leafs place Zaitsev on IR, recall Marincin from Marlies
Toronto Maple Leafs Defenceman Nikita Zaitsev was placed on injured reserve with a lower-body injury on Sunday. (Derek Leung/Getty Images) The Toronto Maple Leafs... Maple Leafs place Zaitsev on IR, recall Marincin from Marlies

Maple Leafs place Zaitsev on IR, recall Marincin from Marlies

Toronto Maple Leafs Defenceman Nikita Zaitsev was placed on injured reserve with a lower-body injury on Sunday. (Derek Leung/Getty Images)

The Toronto Maple Leafs recalled defenceman Martin Marincin from the American Hockey League’s Marlies on Sunday and placed defenceman Nikita Zaitsev on the injured reserve list with a lower-body injury.

Marincin, 25, has seven points (two goals, five assists) in 18 games with the Marlies this season.

Marincin scored one goal and added six assists seven points in 25 regular-season games with Toronto during the 2016-17 season and also appeared in six playoff games. He has 25 points (three goals, 22 assists) in 175 career regular-season NHL games.

He was originally acquired by the Maple Leafs in a trade with the Edmonton Oilers in June 2015.

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