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Major: Maple Leafs Announce Roster Moves Hinting at Imminent Trade with another Canadian Team

Published December 14, 2023 at 10:20
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The Toronto Maple Leafs have been involved in a lot of trade rumors lately. Many people believe a deal will happen in the coming weeks. A pair of roster moves suggests it could be sooner than later.

Maple Leafs Make Surprising Moves Ahead of Tonight's Game



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Fresh off back-to-back games in New York, the Toronto Maple Leafs are set to face the Columbus Blue Jackets tonight as they return to Toronto. While they navigated through a challenging road trip plagued by illness.


It looks like things are finally taking a good turn, as Treliving assigned Bobby McMann and Max Lajoie to the Toronto Marlies.



This move may be routine, allowing players to regain their health and rejoin the lineup when needed. However, it also raises the possibility of other changes brewing within the team.

Approaching Deadline: Brad Treliving's Next Move



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McMann and Lajoie appear to be in uncertain positions on the Leafs' roster, and their demotion to the AHL has come at a particularly interesting juncture. Could this signal that Brad Treliving has finally executed the long-awaited trade for a defenseman? Alternatively, is it simply an indication of Timothy Liljegren's return to the lineup?

Timothy Liljegren is joining the morning skate here.

He has yet to get into a practice, which is usually when the team can start talking about a return to the lineup.


For Leafs fans, both scenarios would be welcomed news.

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