Player News - Maple Leafs

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Trevor Moore could get a look alongside John Tavares and Mitch Marner on Wednesday night

Moore would be filling in for injured winger Zach Hyman. He recorded 12 goals and 33 points in 68 games for the AHL's Toronto Marlies last year before exploding for 17 points in 20 playoff matches en route to a Calder Cup championship.
Sep 25 - 6:34 PM

Andreas Johnsson has been skating on Toronto's fourth line at training camp alongside Par Lindholm and Kasperi Kapanen.

Johnsson admits he hasn't had the strongest of camps and coach Mike Babcock wants to see more from him offensively. "They (coaching staff) put us together because they know we're fast," Johnsson said. "We're not a typical fourth line, but I think we can do two-way play too. Offense, fast transition, that's our strong side, but we have to play defense tough. We're fast, so we have to be that way against other (fourth lines)."
Sep 25 - 10:29 AM

Kasperi Kapanen scored his first goal of the preseason during Monday's 5-1 loss to the Montreal Canadiens.

It took Kapanen just 34 seconds to score a floater over Antti Niemi in the second period. He has offensive upside but is currently projected to start the season on the fourth line alongside Par Lindholm and Andreas Johnsson, giving him little to no fantasy upside.
Sep 24 - 10:35 PM

Par Lindholm is the favorite to center Toronto's fourth line going into the regular season.

Lindholm has earned praise from coach Mike Babcock, while spending most of his time skating between Kasperi Kapanen and Andreas Johnsson. He joined the Leafs during the off-season after a productive campaign in the Swedish Hockey League.
Sep 24 - 10:45 AM

Igor Ozhiganov stands a very good chance to start the regular season with the Maple Leafs.

Ozhiganov appears to have the inside track for a spot on the team's third defense pairing. There is plenty of competition for the sixth and seventh spots on the back end with Connor Carrick, Travis Dermott and Calle Rosen as possible frontrunners followed closely by Andreas Borgman and Justin Holl.
Sep 24 - 10:41 AM

Calle Rosen's power-pay goal in the third period gave Toronto a 3-2 win over Buffalo in exhibition action on Saturday night.

Rosen snapped a 2-2 tie with a shot from the point that found its way through traffic in front of Sabres goalie Carter Hutton. The 24-year-old defender is fighting for a spot on Toronto's blue line going into the regular season. Rosen was excellent during the Marlies' run to a Calder Cup championship and could claim a roster spot.
Sep 23 - 10:39 AM

Tyler Ennis picked up an assist during Saturday's 3-2 preseason win over the Buffalo Sabres.

Ennis sent a slick pass over to Auston Matthews who had the easy tap in for Toronto's first goal of the night. Ennis is getting a look alongside Matthews during camp with William Nylander still without a contract and hasn't looked out of place. If Ennis' concussion issues are behind him and he gets an extended look with Matthews, he could have his first 40+ point season since 2014-15.
Sep 22 - 9:57 PM

The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed forward Semyon Der-Arguchintsev to a three-year, entry-level contract.

He was selected in the third round by the Leafs during the 2018 NHL draft. The 18-year-old Russian is coming off a 12 goal and 51 point season with Peterborough of the OHL.
Sep 22 - 12:31 PM

Frederik Gauthier is wearing a red jersey during Toronto's practice Saturday morning.

That's a no-contact sweater reserved for players who are nursing some type of minor injury. It's unclear what is ailing Gauthier, but it is obvious he's not completely healthy. Given how far down Gauthier is on the Maple Leafs' depth chart, this news is hardly relevant from a fantasy perspective.
Sep 22 - 11:57 AM

Zach Hyman is not practicing with his Maple Leaf teammates Saturday morning due to a hip injury.

However, Toronto coach Mike Babcock does not believe the injury is serious. "He's got a, I think they call it a hip pointer", said Babcock. "He got cross-checked in the hip. He's fine. He will be off for a few days, but you get better quick." He was injured in Friday's preseason match against Buffalo. Consider Hyman day-to-day.
Sep 22 - 11:52 AM

John Tavares scored a pair of goals during Friday's 5-3 preseason win over the Buffalo Sabres.

Tavares' first goal gave the Maple Leafs a 3-1 lead just under four minutes into the opening frame. He then added an empty-netter in the final minute of regulation. Tavares was the biggest free-agent acquisition of the off-season and he should be able to light it up with his new team. The 28-year-old had 37 goals and 84 points in 82 games with the Islanders last season. Expect Tavares to be a point-per-game player in Toronto this season.
Sep 21 - 10:55 PM

Patrick Marleau earned two assists in Wednesday's 4-2 preseason win over Ottawa.

Marleau picked up primary assists on goals by Auston Matthews and Tyler Ennis in the contest. Toronto's top line in the match combined for five points in the victory. Ennis, who has been filling in for RFA William Nylander at training camp, scored two goals on Wednesday.
Sep 20 - 10:20 AM

Auston Matthews scored a goal during Wednesday's 4-1 preseason win over the Ottawa Senators.

A scramble in front led to Patrick Marleau feeding a puck on over to Matthews who scored his first of the preseason. Matthews finished over a point-per-game last year for the first time, albeit, in 62 games. The addition of John Tavares will only benefit the 21-year-old as he continues to develop into one of the best players in the game. A healthy season should see Matthews finish with over 80 points.
Sep 19 - 10:04 PM

Travis Dermott didn't skate Wednesday because of a shoulder injury.

Coach Mike Babcock said that Dermott is listed as day-to-day. He played in Tuesday's exhibition win over Ottawa.
Sep 19 - 1:28 PM

Contract talks are ongoing between William Nylander and Toronto.

TSN's Bob McKenzie reports that the negotiation process is still in the early going. It doesn't seem like a deal is imminent, but it probably won't be a short-term agreement.
Sep 19 - 1:03 PM


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