It appears Morgan Rielly won’t be headed to his second straight World Junior Hockey Championship. The Maple Leafs aren’t going to release Rielly for the annual U-20 tournament, GM Dave Nonis announced on Wednesday. The decision comes after great speculation about the rookie defenseman’s availability — especially after the Leafs recalled veteran defenseman John-Michael Liles last week — but it’s possible Rielly’s recent string of solid play played a role in him sticking with Toronto.
Leafs won’t release Rielly for World Juniors
Pro Hockey Talk | Dec 18