December 27, 2016
The Toronto Maple Leafs were back on the practice ice this morning as they return to work following the Christmas break. The team recalled a trio of players from the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League before they took the ice.
Forwards Frederik Gauthier and Byron Froese were both recalled along with goaltender Antoine Bibeau. Head coach Mike Babcock suggested the Bibeau will start one of the two upcoming games against the either the Florida Panthers or Tampa Bay Lightning.
Center Tyler Bozak was also back on the ice has he took line rushes on the third line in between James van Riemsdyk and Mitch Marner. Bozak was hopeful that he can return to the lineup as early as tomorrow night against the Panthers. Babcock said that there is a chance we Bozak return on Wednesday.
Bibeau, Froese and Gauthier recalled from the Marlies today. Bozak skating with the club this morning too. #tmltalk— Paul Hendrick (@HennyTweets) December 27, 2016