Leafs’ 2009 first round draft pick Nazem Kadri was one of four players assigned to the AHL’s Toronto Marlies on Monday. Forwards Christian Hanson and Luca Caputi along with goaltender Jussi Rynnas will also begin the year at Ricoh Coliseum.

In addition, forwards Jay Rosehill and Mike Zigomanis along with defenceman Danny Richmond were placed on waivers.

The Leafs open the season on October 7 against Montreal at Air Canada Centre.