Petr Mrazek knows things haven’t gone well for him this season.
The Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender’s rough first year with the club hit a new low Sunday when he was placed on waivers and perhaps further when the veteran went unclaimed the following day.
“Obviously different than being traded and stuff like that, so you never know what can happen, Mrazek said following practice on Tuesday. “The hockey career can change in a minute to go to different teams. I’m happy I’m here and I can show the rest of the year what I can do.”
On Monday, Leafs GM Kyle Dubas explained that he made the move to clear up some space under the salary cap. And while that is true, Mrazek’s underperformance this season allowed for that decision to become simple due to his poor performance.
“It’s a bit of a shock to a player, an established NHL player that goes on waivers. That, in itself, is a shock, Maple Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe said. “And then he clears waivers it should be even more of a shock that you haven’t been nearly good enough.”
The 30-year-old signed a three-year contract worth $11.4 million last summer and was slated to work with incumbent starter Jack Campbell as a tandem …
Author: David Alter / The Leafs Nation