Toronto Maple Leafs Trade for Joel Edmundson + Waive William Lagesson

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Leafs Waive William Lagesson

In response to the Toronto Maple Leafs acquiring Joel Edmundson earlier in the day, the club has placed 28-year old defenseman William Lagesson on waivers Thursday afternoon.

Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brad Treliving signed Lagesson on July 1 last summer to a two-way contract that pays him league minimum ($775,000) in the NHL and $450,000 if he is assigned to the American Hockey League.

Unfortunately he could not crack the season opening line-up and the Swedish defenseman was placed on waivers at the start of the year and went unclaimed which resulted him to starting the season with the Toronto Marlies.

After starting five games in the AHL he was recalled in late October on an emergency basis resulting in him staying with the team until Thursday.

As the Maple Leafs got healthy from injuries, Lagesson went over a month from late December to early February without dressing for a game, however found himself back in the line-up post All-Star Break including recently where he had averaged over 15-minutes of ice-time through the last five games.

In total, Lagesson skated in 30 games recording four assists (one off a career high) and three contests shy of his season high he set two years ago.