TORONTO – The Toronto Maple Leafs called up forwards Nazem Kadri and Ryan Hamilton on Thursday from their minor-league affiliate on an emergency basis.
Matt Frattin and Clarke MacArthur are out for the Leafs with day-to-day injuries. Frattin has a lower-body injury, while MacArthur has an upper-body injury.
The 26-year-old Hamilton is the captain of the American Hockey League’s Toronto Marlies. He’s second in team scoring with 46 points in 65 AHL games.
The Oshawa, Ont., native leads the club with 23 goals and 10 power-play goals and will be making his NHL debut when the Maple Leafs face the Devils in New Jersey on Friday.
Kadri, a 21-year-old from London, Ont., has 13 goals and 19 assists in 42 games in 2011-12 with the Marlies. He has four goals and two assists in 19 games for the Maple Leafs this season.