Andrew MacWilliam has been called up on an emergency basis from the Toronto Marlies. The 24-year-old defenseman has played 53 games with the Marlies this season, earning 7 points. He’s been in the organization for 7 years now (drafted in the 7th round in 2008), and will finally be playing with the big club. If nothing else, it’s a good story.
As per David Alter, MacWilliam should be playing tonight against Buffalo.
— David Alter (@dalter) March 11, 2015
This move was foreshadowed yesterday by Peter Horachek.
With Robidas, Polak out, Horachek hints that MacWilliam may get a look soon
— Mark Masters (@markhmasters) March 10, 2015
While no other sources appear to be confirming who’s coming out, the Sun’s Lance Hornby believes it will be Petter Granberg coming out of the lineup to make room for MacWilliam.
Leafs replace Petter Granberg with Andrew MacWilliam. Need a body for tonight, Western trip, but don’t want to hurt Marlies playoff run.
— Lance Hornby (@sunhornby) March 11, 2015
Andrew MacWilliam- he’s one of our own.