Sep 19, 2011; Buffalo, NY, USA; Carolina Hurricanes right wing Chad LaRose (59) tries to poke the puck past Buffalo Sabres goalie Drew MacIntyre (31) during the first period at the First Niagara Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Leafs Sign Drew MacIntyre To NHL Contract


The Toronto Maple Leafs did lock up a goalie after all, although it wasn’t Roberto Luongo or Miikka Kiprusoff. The Leafs signed goaltender Drew MacIntyre on Tuesday to a two-way contract. MacIntyre had already been playing with the Toronto Marlies this season on a minor-league deal.

The 29-year-old only has four games of NHL experience with the Buffalo Sabres and Vancouver Canucks, but he has been stellar with the Marlies so far this year. In 16 games MacIntyre has a 1.85 goals against average and a .931 save percentage, to go along with a 10-3-3 record.

Now that the Leafs have decided to go forward with James Reimer and Ben Scrivens, signing MacIntyre gives them that extra little bit of insurance should there be an injury.

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