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.