Quote from: bustaheims on Yesterday at 08:33:08 PMQuote from: cw on Yesterday at 01:24:10 PMHockey News: Report: Maple Leafs Told Nick Robertson Loan to Marlies Isn't Play Related, Shouldn't Expect Long StayQuoteDuring Sportsnet's Saturday Headlines, Elliotte Friedman reported that Robertson being sent to the Marlies was only to make room for the incoming forward, and wasn't a result of his play.
"The Maple Leafs informed Robertson this was purely because he doesn't need waivers and he shouldn't expect a long stay in the American Hockey League. He's still in their plans to come back this season," Friedman reported.
Not sure whether to read that as in 'more moves coming' or 'it won't be long until the deadline ...'
A little column A. A lot column B. I'm sure they're trying to make more moves, but those can't be guaranteed. But, at most, he's down there for the week.
They sent LaJoie down with Robertson.
LaJoie dressed for the Marlies. Robertson didn't.
Maybe they don't want Robertson hurt before they trade him ... ?
Hard to believe he would sit in the AHL but not play until the deadline.
Maybe he needed to cool off ...
It is very questionable whether they have a spot for him in the top 12.
Wouldn't surprise me if they were looking for a good PK forward.
Maybe he's the trade bait for that.
Lots of possibilities and he's vulnerable