Maple Leafs' David Clarkson gears up for season debut

The Toronto Maple Leafs are clearing room for the return of suspended forward David Clarkson, who is set to make his season debut Friday at Columbus, as rookie Josh Leivo was returned to the AHL's Toronto Marlies on Wednesday.

Power forward returns from suspension Friday vs. Columbus

Power forward returns from suspension Friday vs. Columbus. 1:00

The Toronto Maple Leafs have sent forward Josh Leivo to the American Hockey League's Toronto Marlies as winger David Clarkson makes his return to the club.

Leivo had a goal and an assist, his first career NHL points, over six games with the Leafs this month.

Clarkson, who signed a seven-year, $36.75-million US deal with Toronto in the off-season, missed the first 10 games of the season while serving a suspension for coming off the bench to join an altercation during an exhibition game against Buffalo.

He will make his regular-season debut with the Maple Leafs in Columbus on Friday. The Leafs went 7-3 in his absence.


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