Marlies sign Eric Baier, Rylan Schwartz to PTOs

Jeff Veillette
January 19 2016 03:12PM

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As bodies get banged up across the organization and the trade deadline looms, the Toronto Marlies have added a pair of reinforcements to help them weather the storm. The team confirmed earlier this afternoon that they have signed forward Rylan Schwartz and defenceman Eric Baier to professional tryout contracts.

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TLN Monday Mailbag: January 18th

Jeff Veillette
January 18 2016 12:33PM

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So, uhh... one point away from last. How about that. The Leafs are still rocking the "good job, good effort" performances on the ice, but the hope from more optimistic fans that this team could climb their way out of the standings ditch has to be all but gone at this rate, no?

Thankfully, most have already started looking to the deadline, draft, and free agency, which feature heavily in this week's mailbag. Let's dive in!

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Marlies end road trip with loss to St. John's

Jeff Veillette
January 17 2016 11:59PM

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As good as the Toronto Marlies have been this year, "you can't win them all" is still a phrase that rings true for the first-place team. The team has had some impressive runs, going on four winning streaks of at least five games in their first 40 games. Arguably, the most impressive of the bunch was them going six for seven during their Royal Winter Fair road trip, but tonight, they had the opportunity to one-up that by winning out their second extended disappearance.

It wasn't meant to be, however, as the blue and white dropped the last game of the tour against the St. John's IceCaps.

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Marlies to regain William Nylander soon, but might lose Stuart Percy

Jeff Veillette
January 17 2016 07:36PM

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Injuries giveth, and injuries taketh away. At least, that was the case for the Toronto Marlies today. Significant process appears to have been made with William Nylander while Stuart Percy seems a little worse for wear after today's game against St. John's.

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On Morgan Rielly, helmets, and the blame game

Jeff Veillette
January 17 2016 02:14AM

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Morgan Rielly lost his helmet along the boards with about two and a half minutes left to play. It happens. He changed, the Leafs moved into the offensive zone, the helmet stayed in the corner. He prayed for a stoppage in play, or a helmet he could wear. He got neither, and Brad Marchand soon scored the game-winning goal.

The Hockey Night in Canada broadcasting crew immediately placed the blame on him.

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