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Leafs call up Kadri, Hamilton on emergency basis to replace Frattin, MacArthur

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.

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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.