Arizona Coyotes Claim Toronto Maple Leafs Goaltender on Waivers

It's been a whirlwind 48 hours for goaltender Harri Sateri as the veteran netminder had signed a one-year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs and was in line to make his debut in the coming weeks, meanwhile the Arizona Coyotes claimed Sateri via waivers on Monday.

The afternoon claim gives Maple Leafs general manager Kyle Dubas a little bit of time to pounce on his backup plan so we'll see what kind of tricks he has up his sleeves before the 3pm est trade deadline.

As for Sateri, he's a 32-year-old goalie who recently won Olympic gold with Team Finland. He's 6-foot-1, and a former fourth-round pick of the San Jose Sharks. His only NHL experience came back in 2017-18 as a member of the Florida Panthers where he suited up for nine games, posting a .911 save percentage.

Since his NHL days, Sateri has spent the majority of his hockey career in the KHL where he's been lights out for multiple seasons. Let's see what kind of look he gets now with the Coyotes who just threw a giant wrench in the plans of the Maple Leafs. Also worth noting, Toronto netminder Petr Mrazek cleared waivers on Monday and now we wait to see what transpires for Leafs Nation before the deadline.

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