with Jordi Benny Close to a comeback, the Toronto Maple Leafs sent Mac Hollowell Return to the AHL. With the team on the road, Ben’s activation is inevitable.
Hollowell, 24, got a chance to make his NHL debut when the Maple Leafs suffered several defensive injuries and played six games with the team since Nov. 23. In these matches, he scored two points and showed attack. A fourth-round pick even with his small stature. However, this 5’9″ frame has also been tested with the size and strength of NHL players, especially his short-term penalty kill.
While the Maple Leafs may have a useful depth piece, it’s unlikely that Holloway will become a full-time option for the team at this point. He was essentially changed in the composition Connor Timminswho has now played in four straight games and arguably his best game as a pro last night, recording three assists in 18 minutes of ice time.
Timmins ground, healthy TJ Brody With Ben back in the lineup and Ben close to returning, the Maple Leafs suddenly look like they have great depth at the position again. Morgan Riel, Victor moreand Carl Dahlstrom will remain out, but Toronto is now second in the league in goals scored, allowing just 70 through the first 30 games. Even if Hollowell’s play has been relatively encouraging, it will be difficult for him to get many more opportunities if the group continues to be healthy.