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Maple Leafs recall Woll from conditioning stint

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Joseph Woll is on the mend and back in the NHL.

The Toronto Maple Leafs recalled the goaltender from his conditioning loan with the AHL's Marlies, the NHL club announced Monday.

Woll hasn't played at the highest level since departing a win over the Ottawa Senators on Dec. 7 due to a high ankle sprain. He was labeled week-to-week two days later.

The 25-year-old played one game during his most recent stint with the Marlies, stopping all but one of 37 shots in a 4-1 victory over the Laval Rocket on Friday.

Woll performed well for the Maple Leafs this season before his injury. He went 8-5-1 with a .916 save percentage over 15 games, starting 13 of them. The American netminder briefly grabbed the No. 1 job before being forced to sit out for over two months.

Toronto is riding a seven-game win streak - its longest in 20 years - and got defenseman Morgan Rielly back from a five-game suspension Thursday.

Ilya Samsonov earned six of those victories in the Leafs' crease, albeit with an .896 save percentage. The Russian goalie has a mark of .883 to go along with a 14-4-6 record in 26 games this season. Martin Jones hasn't fared much better, going 11-7-1 with a .907 save percentage while starting all but two of his 20 appearances in 2023-24.

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