Mike Zigomanis Sent Down to AHL by Toronto Maple Leafs

November 1st, 2010 by Mark Ritter Leave a reply »
Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke has announced that Mike Zigomanis has been sent down to the American Hockey League to play with the Maple Leafs' AHL affiliate Toronto Marlies.

Through eight games, Zigomanis has played a limited role on the Maple Leafs' fourth line, averaging 6:58 of ice time per game.

Zigomanis garnered one assist and owned a plus-one rating to go along with four penalty minutes. Clearly, while the Leafs will not miss him offensively, but his 52.5-percent success rate in the face off circle may be missed.

Which begs the question: Who will replace him on the fourth line?

While nothing is written in stone, it appears as if John Mitchell and Christian Hanson will compete for Zigomanis’ minutes.

Through two games, Mitchell has no points, is even in the plus/minus department and owns a 30-percent success rate in the faceoff circle.

Comparatively, Hanson has seen just one game of action this season, netting zero points and a 25-percent success rate in the faceoff circle.

Mitchell, originally thought to be an offensive prospect, was asked to change his game by head co ...

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