Young Leafs forward Nick Robertson
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Leafs GM Brad Treliving addresses Nick Robertson's future in Toronto

Published March 9, 2024 at 10:41
BY RYAN SMITHERAM

After missing 13 games with broken knuckle, Toronto Maple Leafs forward Calle Jarnkrok returned to the lineup last week. In order for him to return, though, the Leafs had to send Nicholas Robertson down to the Toronto Marlies in a paper transaction. At the time, many thought Robertson had played his last game for the Leafs with the deadline looming, however, with the deadline now having passed, Robertson is still a Leaf.

Robertson was chosen to be sent down because he and Matthew Knies were the only two Leafs that didn't require waivers to be reassigned. Since being sent down, Robertson has been working with the Maple Leafs development staff, and should be rejoining the Leafs sooner than later according to Brad Treliving during his media availability following the trade deadline yesterday.

"Nick has had a good year with us. I consider him one of our players, with the Leafs. We've added depth today (in Dewar). We look forward to having Nick back with us before too long. And I think he's going to play a role with us going forward." - Treliving on Robertson

In 41 games for the Leafs this season, Robertson has 8 goals and 11 assists while skating mostly on the team's third line. Robertson will be an RFA at the end of the season and likely won't command a significant raise to re-sign him.


It will be interesting to see how quickly the Leafs recall both Robertson and Knies now that the roster limit rules are loosened following the deadline. I'd imagine, though, that both will be back up with the team at some point today.

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