The Toronto Maple Leafs' organization was forced to make a move at the AHL level - signing goaltender Drew Fielding to a professional tryout agreement, as one of Garret Sparks or Calvin Pickard were seen as potentially unfit to play Thursday night against the Utica Comets.
Fielding plays for the Adirondack Thunder of the ECHL, and was a short 3 hour drive away from Utica. He was needed as an emergency goaltender should Pickard or Sparks be unable to play.
As it turned out, Sparks was not available for the game and Fielding jumped in as the backup. Pickard held the fort, as he led the team to a 4-3 victory.
It's unclear how long this will last, or if Fielding will ever see any ice time in a Marlies uniform.
The 27-year-old had never even been on the bench in an AHL game in his career.