NHLTR: Maple Leafs and Penguins discussing trade

The Toronto Maple Leafs can't find a save when Freddie Andersen isn't playing, and it appears GM, Kyle Dubas has had enough. The Maple Leafs have reached out to the Pittsburgh Penguins in hopes of making a deal to upgrade their crease.

The Leafs are in a tough situation with their cap space, however, Pittsburgh has a couple of goalies making roughly $1,000,000, so a deal could easily be constructed.

The Leafs have their eyes set on Tristan Jarry, who is currently making $675,000. The 24-year-old has recorded a GAA of 2.27 and a save % of .929, so expect the Leafs to have to either deal roughly a 3rd round pick or a defensive prospect in the deal. One of the Leafs goaltending prospects, Joseph Woll or Ian Scott could potentially be in play, along with defenseman, Martin Marincin, as the Penguins are looking for help on their back end.

Another option is Casey DeSmith, who is the Penguins AHL goalie and is performing well. The 28-year-old is signed for a couple more seasons and could give the Leafs some stability for Freddie Andersen.

Both the Pens and Leafs are ready to make a trade, as the Penguins are beat up from the injury bug and the Leafs are looking for a goalie. There is potential here for this deal to turn itself into something bigger. Stay tuned.

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