Former Detroit Red Wings goalie Petr Mrazek and Vancouver Canucks forward Conor Garland are players who could be traded, although the Toronto Maple Leafs probably don’t want to move Mrazek until the summer.
Sportsnet discussed the Maple Leafs goalie Mrazek and Garland availability in their 32 Thoughts Video. Mrazek has been hindered by injury this season, but could be a Plan B option for a few teams looking for a goaltender. The Edmonton Oilers should be looking for a goalie this season and moving forward, and Oilers general manager Ken Holland knows Petr Mrazek from their days together in Detroit.
The Colorado Avalanche, Washington Capitals and perhaps the Minnesota Wild might be looking for a netminder.
The Maple Leafs need to clear some cap space and Mrazek’s cap hit is $3.8 million for this season and two more.
Garland is 25 and on a pace to score 20 goals for the second time. He has 10 goals in 39 games.
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