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Fraser on LTIR, Leafs call up Devane

Oct 4, 2013, 11:13 AM EDT

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We wrote yesterday about Mark Fraser‘s knee injury and how it was expected to allow young defenseman Morgan Rielly to make his NHL debut for the Maple Leafs on Saturday.

As it turns out, Fraser has been placed on long-term injured reserve (per David Alter at 590 The Fan), meaning the big defender will miss at least 10 games/24 days.

In a related move, the Leafs have called up forward Jamie Devane from AHL Toronto.

If you’re curious what Devane’s all about, watch this:



  1. worldseriestiger - Oct 4, 2013 at 12:36 PM

    damn, Leafs, how many face punchers do you need? even the team that employs Jonathan Scott thinks this may be a bit much.

    • dueman - Oct 4, 2013 at 3:12 PM

      So you had a conversation with the Sabres about it did you? Smuck. Devane might be able to “punch faces” but that is not all that he is about, unlike our friend Jason Brough has led you to believe. This will be his first full year in the AHL. Last year he played 22 games and potted 2 goals, and 3 assists, with 41 penalty minutes. In his last year with the Plymouth Whalers, he played 59 games, and got 23 goals, 22 assists, with 104 penalty minutes, and was also a plus 15. The kid has the size, and drive, that will make him a decent 3rd liner on any team. Plus he has the hands to pot a few along the way. He didn’t look out of place in the preseason, and I’m glad he’s getting a chance to play a regular season game. Him being from Missisauga, it will be a big night for him.

      • worldseriestiger - Oct 4, 2013 at 4:16 PM

        first, I did speak with the Sabres GM, Mr. Sarcasm, and he said you have no perception as well.

        Also, “he has the hands to pot a few” and you quote 2 goals in 22 AHL games?

    • Lupy Nazty Philthy - Oct 4, 2013 at 3:59 PM

      Leafs are playing the Senators on saturday.

      “how many face punchers do you need?”

      So, about 3 to match Chris Neil, Matt Kassian and Jared Cowen, among other Sens who’ve been known to punch a face once in a while.

      John Scott probably does think it’s a bit much. He prefers to go after non-fighters. He’s already avoided Devane once, and let Tropp get pummeled instead.

      • worldseriestiger - Oct 4, 2013 at 4:18 PM

        good point, for most NHL teams, 1 dude is enough, but for a game against Ottawa, they might as well try to see if Tie and Wendel want to suit up as well.

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