Toronto Maple Leafs Want To Bring These Two Players Back


General manager Kyle Dubas has confirmed that the Toronto Maple Leafs still are open to re-signing pending UFAs Alex Galchenyuk and Frederik Andersen. However, the clock is ticking, as they can hit the open market this coming Wednesday. 

Galchenyuk had a crazy season that saw him get traded twice in a matter of three days. He started the season with the Ottawa Senators and then was quickly traded to the Carolina Hurricanes after just eight games. The Hurricanes then moved him immediately to Toronto and he would fit in well. In 26 games with the Maple Leafs, he had four goals and 12 points. He also became a respectable top-six option for them because of his ability to produce offense. In six postseason games, he also scored a goal and recorded four points.

Andersen has played for the Maple Leafs for the last five seasons. This season was a hard one for him, as he would end up losing the starting job to Jack Campbell. Furthermore, he struggled in net and is coming off his worst statistical season. In 24 games, he had a 13-8-3 record and a very low .895 save percentage. The 31-year-old should be able to bounce back based on his previous seasons, but unless he's willing to take a significant cut in salary, it would be best to move on. 

We will see if the Maple Leafs end up bringing these guys back shortly. 

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