Dave Nonis, Senior Vice-President and General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs
, announced Thursday that the hockey club has assigned defenceman Jesse Blacker to the American Hockey League’s Toronto Marlies
Blacker, 21, was originally recalled by the Maple Leafs on March 25, but did not play in any games. In 53 games with the Marlies this season, the 6-2, 190-pound defenceman has collected 10 points on three goals and seven assists, along with 31 minutes in penalties. He was originally Toronto’s third choice, selected 58th overall in the 2009 Entry Draft.