Toronto Scratches Forward Potentially Indicating that Brad Treliving is Making a Trade

Dawson McKenzie
November 11, 2023  (4:31 PM)

This surprising scratch of a Toronto winger is raising eyebrows online, as it could indicate that Brad Treliving is in the midst of a potential trade.

Leafs Looking to Trade For Defenseman and it Could Be Imminent

Trade rumours are heating up in Toronto, as the Leafs continue to struggle defensively. With their struggles out of the gate being widely scrutinized, it has been widely speculated that Brad Treliving is actively on the trade market looking to add to the Leafs' Blueline. All eyes are on Nikita Zodorov, the big Flames defenseman who has requested a trade from Calgary, and is reportedly open to playing in Toronto.
With Nikita Zadorov looking to be traded out of Calgary, word is the pending UFA defenceman would welcome a move to Toronto.

With this comes more speculation, and analysis of every roster move from the Leafs and their AHL counterpart, the Toronto Marlies, for a hint of an upcoming trade.

Marlies Surprisingly Scratch McMann Which Could Indicate An Upcoming Trade

Now, the Marlies have made a surprising move that is raising some eyebrows in Toronto. The Marlies have announced that forward Bobby McMann has been scratched from their game tonight due to "precautionary reasons". While this could be because of injury, it also caused speculation that he is involved in a potential trade.
Friday Night Lines:

*Note: F Max Ellis (illness, day-to-day), and F Bobby McMann (precautionary reasons) will not dress for tonight's game.

The Leafs also scratched defenseman John Klingberg last night for their game against the Flames. While Sheldon Keefe was quick to say that was injury-related, it doesn't go without further question that he could be involved in something as well. While he is checking back into the game tonight, he does so alongside McMann, which begs the question to if Treliving is showcasing them together.
Leafs lineup changes tonight:

IN - Klingberg, McMann

OUT - Benoit, Reaves

As the pressure continues to mount on the Leafs' defence to improve, and subsequently on Brad Treliving to make them better, we will see if he can make a trade to improve the blueline.
As seen on Hockey Patrol - "Toronto Winger Scratched: Recent Move Hints At An Incoming Trade By Brad Treliving And The Toronto Maple Leafs"
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Toronto Scratches Forward Potentially Indicating that Brad Treliving is Making a Trade

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