Toronto Maple Leafs forwards Phil Kessel, left, and Nazem Kadri, right, celebrate a goal while playing against the Buffalo Sabres during second period pre-season NHL hockey action in Toronto on Friday, Sept. 23, 2011. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
TORONTO - Nazem Kadri is back with the Toronto Maple Leafs after a stint in the American Hockey League.
The forward practised with the NHL team on Wednesday.
Kadri had 22 points in 22 games with the Marlies and was named the AHL's top player in November.
He joins a Leafs team nursing several injuries.
Forwards Colby Armstrong (concussion) and Philippe Dupuis (upper body) are the most recent players to be sidelined.
Toronto hosts Buffalo on Thursday and visits the Islanders on Friday.