Leafs call up Kyle Clifford ahead of Game 6
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Leafs call up Kyle Clifford ahead of Game 6

Does Sheldon Keefe have a trick up his sleeve?

Trevor Connors

The Toronto Maple Leafs have made some pretty significant minor league call-ups today, after their AHL affiliate Toronto Marlies have been eliminated from the AHL's Calder Cup Playoffs.

In total, the Leafs have called up 9 players from the AHL.

Joining the NHL squad are Dennis Hildeby, Kyle Clifford, Topi Niemela, Alex Steeves, Marshall Rifai, Maxime Lajoie, Mikko Kokkonen, Dylan Gambrell and Nick Abruzzese.

These players are all likely to watch from the press box, but there's a chance that veteran Kyle Clifford slots in to the lineup to give the team some beef against the Bruins this evening. Personally though... I wouldn't count on it. The veteran forward hasn't played an NHL game in over a calendar year and he simply can't keep up at an NHL pace anymore. 

All eyes, of course, will be on Leafs superstar Auston Matthews today to see what his status is for Game 6. Stay tuned.

Source: Toronto Maple Leafs