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Maple Leafs recall G Hildeby from AHL's Marlies

Dennis Hildeby Toronto Maple Leafs Dennis Hildeby - Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images

The Toronto Maple Leafs have recalled goaltender Dennis Hildeby from the American Hockey League's Toronto Marlies. 

The move comes after the Maple Leafs placed goaltender Ilya Samsonov on waivers Sunday. Samsonov was coming off an overtime loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday where he allowed six goals on 21 shots. The 26-year-old has an .862 save percentage and 3.94 goals-against average in 15 appearances this season. 

He had a career season in 2022-23, posting a .919 save percentage and winning 27 games. He is on a one-year, $3.55 million contract. 

TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger reported yesterday that assuming Samsonov clears waivers, he will be assigned to the Marlies but not expected to dress. He will focus on working with the goalie coaches and support staff and the team will reevaluate when they return from their California road trip. 

Hildeby, 22, is 7-5-3 with the Marlies this season, posting a .919 save percentage and 2.20 GAA, his first season in North America. He was a fourth-round pick (122nd overall) by the Maple Leafs at the 2022 NHL Draft. 

Rookie Joseph Woll remains the midst of rehabbing a high-ankle sprain suffered on Dec. 7 against the Ottawa Senators. Veteran Martin Jones is the other goalie on the NHL roster.