At his post-trade deadline press conference, Maple Leafs GM Kyle Dubas mentioned that Rasmus Sandin had been placed on Injured Reserve. Turns out he was actually placed on LTIR, but there was no mention of that on the Leafs social media to my knowledge. That means the earliest he can return is April 14 vs. the Capitals, at which point there will only be 9 regular season games remaining.
Timothy Liljegren and Petr Mrazek were very briefly loaned to the Marlies roster on deadline day, making them eligible to be sent down post-deadline. Mrazek can’t be sent down without another active goalie on the roster, Jack Campbell is skating again though so that won’t be an issue much longer. With those two sent down, the Leafs are just under $1m away from being able to activate Muzzin from LTIR. With Sandin on LTIR, they’re ~$100k away.
I should mention that Jake Muzzin is back to practice as well, and it seems as though the Leafs intend to activate him. Without a way to make up that $100k however, …
Author: Earl Schwartz / The Leafs Nation