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Marlies camp news: players are coming and going

Marlies loan one player to the Leafs and get an ECHL defender on a try-out.

NHL: Preseason-Toronto Maple Leafs at Buffalo Sabres Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

The try-out

The Indy Fuel, the ECHL affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks have announced that the Toronto Marlies have invited one of their players to training camp on a try-out.

Travis Armstrong, is 27, a left-shooting, low-scoring defender, and he’s had a long ECHL and SPHL career. He’s also 6’5”, and he there is nothing in his history that says he is an AHL-level player.

The Marlies have several defenders at camp destined to be Solar Bears. Some are on two-way AHL deals, and some are ECHL-contracted players. There are several forwards and at least one goalie who will likely go south as well, but the emphasis on Solar Bears defenders has been made necessary by the number of eventual Marlies players who are scheduled to stay at the NHL camp until the end of training camp.

The promotion

Just in time for two games against the Buffalo Sabres, the Leafs have called AHL-contracted Rich Clune back to the main training camp.

It’s Buffalo, there’s bound to be a fight.