Leafs Prospect Roundup: Marlies’ season set to begin, Niemela returns to action, Miettinen earning accolades

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Rasmus Sandin finally got into a game for the first time in close to a year this week, playing just five minutes and registering an assist in a 3-1 victory over Vancouver. While he is still on the outside looking in when it comes to regular playing time with the Leafs, it appears as though there is finally a path for Sandin and several other Leafs prospects to get plenty of ice time with news that the Marlies will begin their AHL season next week.

The AHL announces the Toronto Marlies’ first game will be on Feb. 15 in Winnipeg against the Manitoba Moose. #Leafs
— Terry Koshan (@koshtorontosun) February 9, 2021

There has been plenty of discussion surrounding Sandin’s lack of playing time but another top prospect and former first round pick, Timothy Liljegren, is also coming up on an entire calendar year since his last real game. With a looming expansion draft, he could factor into the Leafs’ plans as soon as next season and getting him back into regular game action will be imperative as he looks to prove himself capable of holding down an NHL job.
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Author: Nick Richard / The Leafs Nation