It's Müller Time!

GELSENKIRCHEN, GERMANY - MAY 07: Michael Wolf of Germany celebrates the first goal with Marcel Mueller of Germany during the IIHF World Championship group D match between USA and Germany at Veltins Arena on May 7, 2010 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Bongarts/Getty Images)

So the Leafs return home to face Calgary tonight with a slightly different look to their line-up.  Mike Brown has been suspended for three games for his hit on Ed Jovanovski, Fredrik Sjostrom and Kris Versteeg (from what we know) are still banged up, and Brett Lebda is a terrible human being.  In response to these developments, the brass sent James Reimer back to the AHL and called up Marcel Müller, a 6'3 left winger who was a free agent signing out of Europe over the summer.  Müller struggled in his first month or so in Toronto, but has been progressively getting better as the season wears on.  Garrett Bauman of MLHS has a few thoughts on the young German's big shot:

Similar to Reimer, odds are Mueller’s call-up will be limited in its timespan; once the Leafs’ regulars have returned from injury/suspension he will in all likelihood head back to the AHL. Consider Mueller’s call-up a prospect being rewarded for hard work and terrific play, and a glimpse at another potential piece of the franchise’s future.

I would expect to see Müller play on the third line tonight with Darryl Boyce and Colby Armstrong, with the latter likely moving over to the right wing.

Links after the jump...

Saturday links:

Heat down Marlies

THN has a recap of Fabian Brunnstrom's first game as a Marlie

Kulemin keeps on plugging along for the Leafs

Eric Duhatschek of the G&M has a really good piece on #41

Do's and Don'ts for GMs on the hot seat

New DGB

Who were the fastest Maple Leaf NHL skaters of all time?

VLM examines the fastest skaters in both Toronto and the NHL from the 60s and 70s

Leafs' goaltending problem is a good one

Buds in Blue argues that the Leafs have a bright future in net

A Friday rant on NHL video games

Sort of a silly but fun article from Behind the Net.  Worth a read

New photos are up over at Vintage Leafs

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