Maple Leafs recall forward Trevor Moore for 6th time this season

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Toronto Maple Leafs Trevor Moore skates past Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jonathan Bernier during his NHL debut. (Chris Young/CP)

The Toronto Maple Leafs have once again recalled forward Trevor Moore on an emergency basis from the Toronto Marlies, the club’s AHL affiliate, the team announced Wednesday.

Moore, who was loaned to the Marlies on Dec. 31, is expected to be in the lineup when the Leafs take on the Minnesota Wild in the team’s ‘Next Generation Game’ Thursday at Scotiabank Arena.

With potential salary cap issues looming, the 23-year-old’s entry-level contract flexibility has allowed the Maple Leafs to send the former college free agent back and forth between the Marlies and the NHL club. Wednesday’s call-up marks the sixth time that Moore has been recalled by the Maple Leafs this season.

Moore has appeared in three games with the Maple Leafs in 2018-19, posting two assists in his first go-round in the NHL. He has 27 AHL games under his belt so far this season, with 17 goals and 24 total points in that span.

With winger Zach Hyman currently out with a lower-body injury, Moore is likely to draw into the lineup on the team’s fourth line beside Frederik Gauthier and Par Lindholm.

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