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By Lukas Hardonk (@LukasHardonk)
There was plenty of news to go around Leaf Nation on Monday. From waivers to injured players to interesting practice strategies, the Toronto Maple Leafs had a rather eventful day. For all the day’s news and some added opinion, read on.
Leafs place Dupuis on waivers
It was announced on Monday morning that the Maple Leafs had placed forward Philippe Dupuis on waivers. Dupuis was unable to produce and wasn’t helping the league’s worst penalty kill whatsoever, making the move a no-brainer.
In 30 games this season, Dupuis didn’t manage to register a single point and owned a minus-2 rating to go along with 16 penalty minutes. This is one reason why the move was made, according to head coach Ron Wilson.
The move seems to be a reasonable one; what’s the point of keeping around a guy who wasn’t getting to job done offensively and was struggling to fill his role as a solid penalty killer? This means more ice time is probably on the ...