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The Toronto Maple Leafs traded the former coach of the Toronto Maple Rangers and the Calgary Flames coach to the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for defenseman Alexei Emelin and forwards Jordan Weal and Jordan Leopold.
The news comes a week after the Toronto Sun reported that the Leafs had agreed to terms with a deal to acquire a top-four defenseman, while the NHL Network reported the Leafs have also signed center Ryan Pulock and winger Alex Galchenyuk.
The Leafs are expected to be off-loaded to the Flyers in the summer and then traded to a team in the Western Conference that could be the Los Angeles Kings or Anaheim Ducks.
In the meantime, the Leafs will have the opportunity to re-sign Emelin as well as draft prospects like defenseman Dylan Strome, forward Travis Dermott and goalie Jake Allen.
The deal also opens up a roster spot for young defensemen Jaccob Slavin and Christian Dvorak, as well a second spot for a goaltender.
The NHL’s trade deadline has come and gone and the Leafs are still waiting to hear back from the teams that received them.
The team has until 11:59 p.m.
ET on Sunday to announce its trade activity.