Leafs place Mike Amadio on waivers and what that means for your weekend

The Leafs have placed Mike Amadio on waivers. This probably isn’t bothering you. He was at best adequate in the preseason, and the three games he played in this year are generally met with “really, Amadio played in three games?” That meaning he wasn’t particularly noticeable.

Amadio (TOR) on waivers
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) October 29, 2021

Now for what that means. With Ilya Mikheyev on LTIR, there isn’t any cap relief that can come from sending Amadio down. The Leafs do have an approximate buffer of around $850k to use on a player recall, provided they simply choose to keep Michael Hutchinson up with the Leafs after Petr Mrazek is activated, effectively ending the emergency recall of Hutchinson. Personally I can’t think of any reason why they’d keep Hutchinson around, but stranger decisions have been made.
Once Amadio clears (and I assume he will), the Leafs could simply choose to keep him around, but he’s likely bound for assignment with the Marlies. Giving them some flexibility on who to recall. The obvious name at this point would be Kirill Semyonov who has done well in the AHL, and doesn’t require waivers this year and can …

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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation

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