Plan C: Looking to the waiver wire for a backup goaltender

Okay, so let’s start off with the clarifying what Plans A & B are.
Plan A would be that Michael Hutchinson is ready and able to be the Leafs backup goaltender this season. He hasn’t really done a whole lot to aspire confidence in that role, and the excitement about him simply not being Garret Sparks has worn off now that Sparks is completely out of the picture.
Plan B would be that Michal Neuvirth is recovered from what has been ailing him the past couple of years and is ready to get back on track as true backup goaltender that doesn’t induce a major panic attack whenever we notice there are back to back games on the schedule. Getting hurt in camp wasn’t a good start, but with Neuvirth slated for two periods of hockey on Saturday night we might be inching in the direction we want to go.
At this point I’m going to assume that Kaskisuo and Halverson are Plans D & E.
That brings us to Plan C. The waiver wire. Every year plenty of goaltenders have to clear in order to make it to their parent clubs AHL affiliate. You may remember …

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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation

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