Nic Petan has been a bit of a yo-yo this season. He’s been waived twice, and now recalled three times from the Marlies…
#Leafs have recalled Nic Petan and Kasimir Kaskisuo from the Marlies. Team is set to practice here shortly.
— Kristen Shilton (@kristen_shilton) November 12, 2019
The past few recalls have resulted in some press box sitting, some depth roles, and one glorious game of playing with Tavares and Marner, that unfortunately didn’t spark the glorious beginning of the offensive era of Nic Petan.
Alas, things can be different this go around. Petan’s recall is a result of the Mitch Marner’s four week, at minimum, absence. An absence that creates a hole in the top nine forward group, and potentially creating a chance for Petan to play with regular linemates in offensive situations.
That might be complicated slightly be the return of Zach Hyman, which could push Petan into a platooning situation with Jason Spezza, but the optimist in me wants to believe the Leafs are going to do everything in their power to make Petan a regular.
So what does that look like?
Well, let’s assume that the Matthews line goes untouched in this, …
Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation