Hutchinson placed on waivers

It comes as no surprise, given the imminent return of Freddie Andersen that Michael Hutchinson has been placed on waivers today. And while we all knew it was coming, we’ll look at the logistics of it anyway.

Michael Hutchinson (TOR) has been placed on waivers
— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) February 13, 2020
That stat line for Hutchinson isn’t particularly friendly this year…
GP
W
SV%
GAA
QS
GSAA
15
4
0.886
3.66
0.273
-9.72
And in three games, Jack Campbell is already to have of Hutchinson’s win total as a Leaf this season. So yeah, this move is understandable.
Will he get claimed?
I honestly can’t imagine why he would, unless another team is looking to move one of their NHL goaltenders, and they would rather ride out the year with Hutchinson rather than promote their third string guy. I’d look at a situation like Ottawa, where they are attempting to move Anderson or Detroit if they are looking to move Bernier or Howard, or the Devils if they realize that Hutchinson might be good enough to be their starter.
No matter what, it’s probably not happening.
Hutchinson on the Marlies
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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation

Waiving Goodbye to a few Leafs

With the imminent return of Zach Hyman, the Leafs are in a position where they need to cut at least three players and it looks like the first two contestants have been selected…

Marincin/Petan (TOR) & Jurco (EDM) on waivers
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) November 7, 2019
First up, Marincin…
Okay, so this one is probably the no brainer of the bunch. Marincin had a good preseason and looked like he’d be in the top six coming out of training camp. Once the regular season started, Marincin’s reputation for shot suppression quickly dried up, and his role as the penalty kill specialist doesn’t hold a lot of water when the penalty kill has been nothing short of a disgrace.
Marincin was placed on waivers early last season and cleared no problem, and it’s highly likely that he clears again this year, except for the Winnipeg Jets factor, which sees them gobbling up every passable (or non-passable) NHL defenseman they can find in an attempt to stop their bleeding on the blueline.
If Marincin is claimed, it’s far from the end of the world, as Sandin, Liljegren, Gravel, and Schmaltz is a pretty good starting point for injury replacement …

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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation