A lot is changing at Toronto Maple Leafs training camp after a whirl-wind of recent cuts, but there are still more cuts left to make.
Recent cuts from Toronto Maple Leafs camp include Josh Ho-Sang, Nick Robertson, Michael Hutchinson, Mikhail Abramov, Nikita Gusev, Semyon Der-Arguchintsev and more.
Let’s take a look at who remains in camp, why they’re there and predict who will make the final cut.
Here’s a list of who is still at Toronto Maple Leafs training camp:
Toronto Maple Leafs Training Camp Roster
Ritchie – Matthews – Marner
Mikheyev – Tavares – Nylander
Kerfoot – Kampf – Kase
Bunting – Engvall – Spezza
Amadio – Semyonov – Simmonds
Brooks – Gabriel
Rielly – Brodie
Muzzin – Holl
Sandin – Dermott
Biega – Liljegren
The Toronto Maple Leafs players who were put on waivers yesterday include Joey Anderson, Brett Seney, Brennan Mennell, Alex Biega and Carl Dahlström. Michael Hutchinson and Teemu Kivihalme have cleared waivers.
The only players left on the roster who are still waiver exempt are Rasmus Sandin, Timothy Liljegren and Kirill Semyonev which makes me think that each of them has a shot at playing with the Toronto Maple Leafs this season.
Sandin seems destined to make the team out of camp while Liljegren will most likely be the first player called up from the Toronto Marlies if there’s an injury to a defenseman.
I feel Semyonov is still in the hunt for the fourth line center spot, but he will most likely start the season with the Marlies and be the first centre called up when there’s an injury. If he were to make the team out of camp, someone else would be at risk of being claimed on waivers.
The Toronto Maple Leafs only have the cap space to start the season with a 21 player roster, so a bunch of the players at camp are at risk of a waiver claim. The Leafs have to be very strategic about how they pass their players down to the Marlies in an effort to maintain their depth.
The most likely candidates for waivers are Kurtis Gabriel, Adam Brooks, Michael Amadio and Alex Biega. I feel if the team puts these players through waivers when most teams are also making their final cuts, there’s a good chance they could all clear unscathed.
The roster is taking shape, and the first game of the season is only days away – next Wednesday against the Canadiens.