Maple Leafs promote young forward to main roster.

Leafs call up another forward.

Jonathan Larivee

The Toronto Maple Leafs have added another forward to their main roster, although it isn't entirely clear what the plan is just yet.

On Sunday, the Maple Leafs officially announced that they have called up 22 year old forward Semyon Der-Arguchintsev from the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League.

The move is a very interesting one on the part of the Leafs given that Der-Arguchintsev has no NHL experience under his belt since the Maple Leafs drafted him in the third round (76th overall) of the 2018 National Hockey League Entry Draft. Since being drafted Der-Arguchintsev has played in the ECHL, Ontario Hockey League, Kontinental Hockey League and the American Hockey League and it seems based on today's move that he may soon get a chance to add the NHL to that list. This season Der-Arguchintsev has appeared in 20 games for the Toronto Marlies and has 6 goals and 12 assists for a total of 18 points over that stretch of play.

It must be said though that a call up of this nature is no guarantee that Der-Arguchintsev will get the chance to play, especially considering the Leafs don't play again until Tuesday when they will take on the red hot Dallas Stars. The Leafs lost forward Calle Jarnkrok last week after he suffered a groin injury during a win over the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday, and he is expected to be out for at least 2 weeks as a result of that injury. This call up could merely be the result of the Leafs wanting another forward on the main roster in Jarnkrok absence.