Discipline Announced for Toronto Maple Leafs Winger

The NHL Department of Player Safety announced that Toronto Maple Leafs forward Pierre Engvall has been suspended for one game. This is his first career suspension.

Pierre Engvall Suspended

Pierre Engvall has been suspended for one game and fined $12,162.16 for an incident with Los Angeles Kings defenseman Sean Durzi on Thursday night. With the Leafs already holding a solid lead, Engvall swung his stick above shoulder height and brought it down onto Durzi’s head and neck away from the play after the two had competed for the puck at the Leafs’ blue line. Durzi did not appear to sustain an injury from the action. He finished the game with 20:45 total time on ice, the second-highest among the Kings’ defenders behind Drew Doughty.

Engvall has scored four goals and three assists for seven points in 27 games this season, including the first goal in the Leafs’ 5-0 win Thursday. In 195 career NHL games in Toronto, he has recorded 34 goals and 35 assists for 69 total points. He has recorded 21 penalty minutes this year, 15 of which were assessed following his strike on Durzi. He was originally selected by Toronto as the 188th pick in the 2014 Draft.

What This Means for the Leafs

Engvall will miss Toronto’s home meeting with the Calgary Flames on Saturday.  The Leafs recalled right wing Joey Anderson from the Marlies today as his likely replacement. The 24-year-old Anderson has played in 58 career NHL games since 2018. He has not recorded a point since the 2019-20 season when he had six points (4G, 2A). In 21 AHL games with the Marlies this season, he has 11 goals and eight assists for 19 overall points. He scored once, on the power play, for the Marlies in their 4-2 loss to the Belleville Senators on Wednesday.

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