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Maple Leafs recall MacDonald and Hanson; place Mitchell and Toskala on IR

TORONTO – The Toronto Maple Leafs placed forward John Mitchell and goalie Vesa Toskala on injured reserve and recalled netminder Joey MacDonald and forward Christian Hanson on Tuesday.

Mitchell suffered a knee injury in Monday night’s 4-3 overtime loss to the New York Islanders while Toskala had to leave the game after tweaking a groin injury.

MacDonald, who has spent most of the season with the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League, has a 0-3-0 record with the Leafs this season. He posted a 3.35 goals-against average and .875 save percentage with the NHL club.

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Hanson ranks first on the Marlies in scoring and second among all AHL rookies with 18 points (eight goals, 10 assists) in 18 games.

Mitchell has nine points (2-7) in 22 games this season.

Toskala has a 1-4-2 mark with a 3.91 GAA and .865 save percentage.