Toronto Maple Leafs Discussing Forward Trade

The Toronto Maple Leafs have made it known to the rest of the league, veteran forward Wayne Simmonds is available for trade. Simmonds was one of the final cuts at training camp and recently cleared waivers and was assigned to the American Hockey League. The trade chatter was first reported by Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet.

Simmonds, 34, holds a modified no-trade clause which covers him from 10 teams of his choice. Maple Leafs general manager Kyle Dubas has admitted the return on the deal is not important to him, and it's more about finding Simmonds and his family the right situation.

Simmonds signed with his hometown Maple Leafs after years of being linked to the club and after only appearing in 38 games his first season, the rugged winger managed to play 72 games in 2021-22, recording 16 points. So far the Philadelphia Flyers, Buffalo Sabres, New Jersey Devils and Chicago Blackhawks have been linked to a deal with the Maple Leafs. 

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