TORONTO (AP) - Morgan Rielly is staying with the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Coach Randy Carlyle said Thursday that the 19-year-old defenseman won't be returned to the Moose Jaw Warriors of the Western Hockey League after he plays his ninth game with the Leafs.
A junior-eligible player is allowed to play up to nine games without his NHL team burning a year of his entry-level contract. Rielly will play his ninth game Friday in Columbus.
Rielly has four assists, a minus-3 rating and two penalty minutes in eight games this season.
He was drafted fifth overall by Toronto in 2012.

NHL Top Stories

Thumbnail Blackhawks vs. Lightning Pick Who has the edge when the Tampa Bay Lightning play host to the Chicago Blackhawks tonight at...
Thumbnail Canadiens vs. Stars Pick Are the Dallas Stars going to take care of business on their home ice versus the Montreal Canadiens tonight at 8:30PM...
Thumbnail Oilers vs. Blues Pick Are the Edmonton Oilers going to upset the host St. Louis Blues tonight at 8PM...
Thumbnail Flames vs. Capitals Pick Will the Washington Capitals be able to fend off the Calgary Flames when the two teams meet up tonight at 7PM...

NHL Team Pages