Maple Leafs sign Auston Matthews to 5-year extension

The Toronto Maple Leafs locked up their franchise centrepiece on Tuesday, signing Auston Matthews to a five-year, $58.17-million contract extension, the team announced. The deal will carry an annual average value of $11.634 million. The Auston Matthews contract will see 93% of the money paid in signing bonuses. — Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) February 5, 2019…

Positive takeaways for Leafs, Kings in Muzzin deal

The Toronto Maple Leafs and the Los Angeles Kings pulled off the biggest trade of the new year on Monday, as Jake Muzzin was shipped out of L.A. for forward Carl Grundstrom, the rights to defenceman Sean Durzi, and the Leafs’ 2019 first-round pick. Every trade in this day and age is judged solely by…

Maple Leafs acquire Jake Muzzin from Kings

The Toronto Maple Leafs have acquired defenceman Jake Muzzin from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for Carl Grundstrom, Sean Durzi, and a 2019 first-round pick, the team announced Monday. “We feel this trade was necessary for the future of the organization,” Kings general manager Rob Blake said in a statement. “Moving Jake was not…

Maple Leafs recall Hutchinson, Kaskisuo on emergency basis

The Toronto Maple Leafs have recalled goaltenders Michael Hutchinson and Kasimir Kaskisuo from the AHL on an emergency basis, the team announced Thursday. Toronto also moved starter Frederik Andersen to the injured reserve. Backup Garret Sparks, who has started the last three games due to Andersen’s absence, will be held out of the Leafs’ game…

Maple Leafs acquire G Michael Hutchinson

The Toronto Maple Leafs have acquired goaltender Michael Hutchinson from the Florida Panthers, the team announced Saturday. Toronto will send a fifth-round pick in 2020 to Florida. The trade comes on the heels of Frederik Andersen being ruled as day to day with a groin injury. Hutchinson signed a one-year, $1.3-million deal with Florida this…

Leafs’ Andersen day to day with groin injury

Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen will not dress on Saturday night against the New York Islanders after suffering a groin injury, according to Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston. Andersen served as the backup to Garret Sparks on Friday in the Leafs’ 4-2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets. Kasimir Kaskisuo has been recalled from AHL Toronto…

Brazeau blossoming into top undrafted free agent available

Justin Brazeau currently has the attention of the hockey world. The 20-year-old has gone from a late-round bantam draft pick to one of the biggest names on the undrafted free agent market. The New Liskeard, Ontario native was taken by the North Bay Battalion with the 254th overall pick in the 2014 OHL Priority Selection….