From The Toronto Marlies:
Jeff Jackson, General Manager of the Toronto Marlies, announced today that the club has signed forward Mike Zigomanis to a professional try-out contract.
Zigomanis, 28, skated in 22 games last season for the Pittsburgh Penguins, registering two goals and four assists for six points. The Toronto, Ontario native has appeared in 189 career NHL games with Carolina, St. Louis, Phoenix and Pittsburgh, collecting 39 points (21 goals, 18 assists) and 85 penalty minutes.
Zigomanis was drafted by the Carolina Hurricanes in the second round, 46th overall, in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.
In a perfect world this move is being made because a number of Leafs' forwards without waiver eligibility have had their bodies donated to science and the Marlies need depth to replace the call-ups of Tyler Bozak, Jiri Tlusty, and Christian Hanson. If I was a complete fraud I might call this the first domino but honestly it's hard to envision it as anything more than giving the Marlies options with their own roster.