Report: Marlies call up a defenceman

More shuffling of the deck in the Leafs minor league organizations.

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The Toronto Marlies, AHL affiliate of the Toronto Maple Leafs, have recalled defenceman Sam Jardine from the ECHL’s Orlando Solar Bears.

The 6’1”, 205 lb blue liner will slot into the Marlies’ third defence pairing and help fill the void created by the Leafs’ promotion of Martin Marincin and their lending of rookie Timothy Liljegren to Team Sweden for the World Junior Championships.

The 24-year-old Jardine has five assists in 24 games with the Solar Bears and five points in 33 career AHL games.