Photo courtesy of Christian Bonin / TSG Photo

Photo courtesy of Christian Bonin / TSG Photo

It’s Saturday afternoon and we’re inside ten games left in the AHL regular season. The Marlies are finally finished that last big road trip, and they return home to a familiar crowd. Abbotsford is in town, a divisional rival that has a long history of hard fought games against the Marlies. Here are six things to keep in mind ahead of the game.

  • Toronto returns home after seven straight on the road where they registered four wins and two post-regulation losses, leaving only a single game where they failed to pick up a point
  • Saturday is the sixth meeting of the season between the Marlies and Heat, Toronto garnering only a single victory in the five previous battles
  • After their victory over Hamilton on Friday, Abbotsford sits two points out of a playoff spot while the Marlies are ranked second in the conference, five points out of first
  • Jerry D’Amigo has three goals in the past four games and five in the past seven
  • Abbotsford has not strung together back-to-back wins since February 9th and 10th against Lake Erie
  • Tune into all the action starting at 3pm on Rogers TV and AHL Live

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12:10pm: Marlies announce the signing of Ryan Grimshaw and Corey Syvret to AHL contracts. The pair of defencemen have dressed for 16 and 11 games respectively.

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2:29pm

EXPECTED MARLIES LINEUP

IN GOAL: #34 Drew MacIntyre

FOWARD LINES
Ross – Colborne – Zigomanis
Abbott – Connolly – Scott
D’Amigo – McKegg – Carrick
Devane – Acton – Ryan

DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS
Rielly – Holzer
Ranger – Gysbers
Marshall – Yeo

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