Apr 2, 2012, 11:35 AM EDT
Colborne, the big 22-year-old center acquired from Boston in last year’s Tomas Kaberle trade, has already played nine games with the Leafs this season, scoring once and adding three assists.
A 16th overall pick in 2008, Colborne is seen by the Leafs as a future top-six center in the NHL. Toronto already has four centers — Grabovski, Tyler Bozak, Tim Connolly and Matthew Lombardi — under contract for 2012-13. So if Colborne becomes a full-timer NHLer next season — and it’s probably time for that to happen — GM Brian Burke might have to make a move.
Colborne has 16 goals and 21 assists in 60 games with the Marlies.
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