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NHL Rumors: Will the Toronto Maple Leafs trade Nick Ritchie?

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In Tuesday’s rumors rundown we can look at the Maple Leafs. The Leafs had been one of the top groups inside the NHL season all season long whilst coping with multiple injuries that has allowed the group not fear too much approximately their cap scenario.

Now that the team is getting wholesome, they are dealing with a cap crunch and one player that could be traded to free up cap area is Nick Ritchie.

Mirtle of The Athletic reviews with Marner out of the lengthy-term injured reserve, and Ilya Mikheyev and Petr Mrazek also both back and healthful, the Leafs are sooner or later confronting the cap squeeze we’ve questioned approximately all season.

Mirtle went on to mention, with Richie being a healthy scratch at the weekend, he's trying to be the odd man out. If the Leafs can discover a taker for his $2.five million cap hit for relaxation of this season and next 12 months, he may be moved.

If there's no hobby in a Ritchie change, the Leafs will possibly placed him on waivers to unfastened up cap area.

Either way, something has to offer soon except assistant GM Brandon Pridham has every other card up his sleeve that we’re lacking.

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