Spencer Abbott F TOR 5 Months
Spencer Abbott is expected to make his NHL debut Saturday.
He was brought up from the minors because of Nikolai Kulemin's ankle injury. Abbott skated with Nazem Kadri and Joffrey Lupul in Saturday's morning session. He recorded 33 points in 55 AHL games last season.
Spencer Abbott F TOR 6 Months
The Maple Leafs demoted Spencer Abbott to the Marlies of the AHL and put Kevin Marshall on wiavers Friday.
The Buds are hoping Marshall clears to that he can be assigned to the Marlies as well. Neither Abbott or Marshall was expected to make an NHL contribution this season. The Toronto roster is now down to 35.
Spencer Abbott F TOR Dec 03 '12
Spencer Abbott registered three assists for the Toronto Marlies on Sunday to help the team record a 5-4 win over Lake Erie.
He has notched one goal and eight helpers in six appearances this season. "I'm comfortable with his skill level (41 assists and 62 points with Maine in 2011-12)," said coach Dallas Eakins. "But when putting a lineup together you just don't throw all your skill in there. You have guys who kill penalties, play a checking role and play power play. It has been hard to work him in every night. The first thing (Abbott) wants to do is separate himself from the young players and then the regular players. (But) that's part of the process of being a rookie." The AHL has a surplus of players this campaign due to the NHL lockout, so Abbott has been forced to spend some time in the press box.