It's a good day if your name is Don Cherry, because "faceoff specialist" Mike Zigomanis has been re-signed to return to play with the Toronto Marlies. Also signing on is Will Acton, and some other guy who played for the Oklahoma City Barons last season.
Kyle Cicerella pointed this out in the above-linked article:
Zigomanis, Aucoin, Fraser and Captain Ryan Hamilton are each classified by AHL rules as a "veteran". Each team can have six vets, which means the Marlies still have two available veteran spots available depending on the future of Matt Lashoff and Kelsey Wilson.
I wasn't aware of this 6-veteran limit, but I suppose it's good news for Leafs prospects.
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