The Toronto Maple Leafs are working out of goalies.

The crew put starter Frederik Andersen, who has been out since Dec. 22 with a groin damage, on injured reserve Thursday, retroactive to Dec. 23. Backup Garret Sparks can also be injured. He was put within the concussion protocol after taking a shot off his masks in follow Wednesday.

Toronto recalled Michael Hutchinson and Kasimir Kaskisuo from the Toronto Marlies of the AHL on an emergency foundation. Hutchinson appears to make the beginning Thursday afternoon when the Leafs host the Wild.

Hutchinson, 28, was acquired from the Panthers on Saturday and made his AHL debut two days later. He appeared in 4 video games with Florida this season and had a four.17 goals-against common and .839 save proportion. He spent elements of 5 seasons with the Winnipeg Jets, making a career-high 36 begins in 2014-15.

Kaskisuo, 25, has made 11 appearances for the Marlies this season.

Andersen is 20-9-1 this season with a 2.50 goals-against common and .923 save proportion; his 20 wins rank second within the league. Sparks is 6-2-1 with a three.00 GAA and .905 save proportion.

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