The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today that forward Byron Froese has been recalled from the Toronto Marlies (AHL). In a corresponding move, Ben Smith has been added to the injured reserve list with an upper body injury.
Froese, 25, has collected 17 points (12 goals, five assists) in 26 games with the Marlies this season. In 56 games with the Maple Leafs in 2015-16, he recorded five points (two goals, three assists) and 16 penalty minutes.
The Maple Leafs travel to Colorado to face the Avalanche on Thursday night at 9 p.m. ET.