With only 8 games remaining in the NHL until his no waiver exemption expires, he better do it soon.After 8 more games in the NHL he has to clear waivers.
He could find himself with a full year in the AHL this year unless he produces now, or as I may think trade bait.
In a Leafs point of view , this & next year are the last kick at the can.If not producing on the top lines he will be dealt.
I think he needs a full year in the AHL still. Having him play right in the NHL messed him up. We need to reset his development. If he had of had two full seasons in the AHL & didn't get injured, we would probably see a better player at this years training camp. Be patient people.