Maple Leafs Facing Potential Loss of Recent Acquisition

Published September 25, 2023 at 2:17 PM
BY AUSTIN SABOURIN
The Toronto Maple Leafs added toughness with Max Domi, Tyler Bertuzzi, and Ryan Reaves. However, cap constraints might lead to Reaves' swift departure.

Reports suggest he could be sent to the minors to free up cap space. His $1.35 million contract could be waived, though other teams are unlikely to claim him due to his role as a physical player.


At 36, Reaves focuses on defense, which makes teams hesitant to invest in older enforcers. This move would maintain flexibility for the Maple Leafs while protecting younger, more skilled players.


Unless a trade occurs, Reaves may hit waivers early, securing cap flexibility but likely avoiding claims. Future weeks will clarify the Maple Leafs' cap strategy involving Reaves.

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Maple Leafs Facing Potential Loss of Recent Acquisition

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