That is the unique group of players Toronto has unified this season, in that all have made their NHL debuts during the ’15-16 campaign.
The latest, Lindberg, will draw in tonight when the Leafs take on the Sabres in Buffalo.
Lindberg, 20, was part of the package acquired in the Dion Phaneuf-to-Ottawa trade, and was recalled from the AHL earlier this morning. The Sens’ fourth-round pick in 2013, Lindberg racked up 12 points in 19 games with the Marlies before getting his break in the bigs.
It’ll be interesting to see if the 6-foot-3, 215-pound Swede can keep the good times (or, depending on how you look at them, bad times) rolling in Toronto. The club is on a bit of a streak, having gone 7-4-0 in its last 11 — and while that’s probably a good thing for the development of some of these young players, it’s not great for the club’s draft lottery odds.