3 Toronto Maple Leafs Not Expected Back in 2023-24

The Toronto Maple Leafs made a bunch of changes prior to the trade deadline as general manager Kyle Dubas looks to get his team over the hump. While the Leafs' roster is set up for success this season, let's just ahead to the 2023-24 campaign and here's three players who likely won't be back in Toronto next season:

Justin Holl

With Timothy Liljegren, Connor Timmins, TJ Brodie and Jake McCabe all signed for next season and all capable of playing the right side, Justin Holl is likely not going to be re-signed. He's had an inconsistent season in 2022-23, and has become one player Leafs Nation loves to harp on. Holl doesn't produce much offensively but is a decent penalty killer, he'll likely catch on somewhere on a one-year deal.

Erik Gustafsson

The 30-year-old offensive defenseman was picked up at the trade deadline for young defenseman Rasmus Sandin and it's still early, but Gustafsson hasn't played well in Toronto. With a crowded Maple Leafs blue line, he'll be in tough to find minutes in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. 'Gusty' is a pending unrestricted free agent, coming off a contract paying him $800,000. So far in 63 games this season, Gustafsson has recorded 38 points.

Zach Aston-Reese

Planted on the fourth line for the entire season, Zach Aston-Reese is a Maple Leaf who is likely not going to be re-signed by the hockey club this summer. Yes, he's a cheap bang-and-crash forward, however the Maple Leafs have a slew of young talented wingers on the horizon who are going to get a serious look come training camp next season which could push ZAR out of town.

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