Maple Leafs and Blackhawks Complete Trade

The Toronto Maple Leafs have created some more salary cap space as the team has sent goaltender Petr Mrazek and their first-round pick, #25 overall, to the Chicago Blackhawks for their second-round pick,  #38 overall.

The move sees the Blackhawks take on the remainder of Mrazek's salary this season and next as the Maple Leafs free up $3.8 million immediately. Toronto has been trying to get rid of Mrazek since before last season's trade deadline as they team even sent him through waivers. Turns out they needed to package a first-rounder with him just to get some traction.

Chicago finds themselves a goaltender under an NHL contract, meanwhile Maple Leafs general manager Kyle Dubas now turns his focus to either getting Jack Campbell re-signed or perhaps the likes of Ville Husso or Darcy Kuemper become options. The 30-year-old Mrazek was open to being moved for more playing time and will get a look as the starter for the rebuilding Blackhawks.  

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