October 31, 2009
By TERRY KOSHAN, SUN MEDIA
Jiri Tlusty has had trouble sticking with the Maple Leafs, but this time the club hopes the young forward has it figured out.
"If he can play the way he played at the end of last year and the beginning of this year for the Marlies, there is no reason to think he can't become a full-time NHLer," coach Ron Wilson said.
"It's not fair to say he is a goal-scorer, meaning he has to score every game."
Tlusty made his 2009-10 debut last night after recording 10 points in eight games with the Marlies. He has split the past two seasons between the Leafs and their minor-league affiliate.
"I have great confidence right now," Tlusty said before the game. "I can't sit back."