Insider: Toronto Maple Leafs In Talks With Buffalo Sabres About Goalie Linus Ullmark
The Leafs have had a tough season when it comes to injuries, guessing which goalie gets the start each night has been a nightmare as both Frederik Andersen and Jack Campbell deal with their respective injuries.
Michael Hutchinson has played more than the Leafs planned and although he has been good, the Leafs are looking at available options ahead of the deadline should Frederik Andersen be out for the remainder of the season.
Andersen has an appointment with a specialist to get a better understanding of his lower body injury and the results of that consultation will drastically change which way Leafs management choose to go ahead of the NHL trade deadline.
According to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, Kyle Dubas and the Toronto Maple Leafs have made calls to the Buffalo Sabres asking about goalie Linus Ullmark, here’s what he had to say:
Elliotte Friedman on WGR550: Toronto has called Buffalo asking what their plans are with Ullmark in case they need to add a goalie. Talks not serious yet, due diligence in case news on Andersen is bad.
— J (@Account4hockey) April 1, 2021
Linus Ullmark is a 27 year old starter for the Buffalo Sabres, through 15 games with the Sabres this season he has posted an impressive .920 save percentage with a 2.49 goals against average.
Ullmark is currently signed to a one year deal that carries a cap hit of $2,600,000, a cap hit the Leafs could easily manage should they place Frederik Andersen on LTIR. Ullmark will become a UFA following this season.
At the moment, they are just talks. But should the news on Frederik Andersen’s injury come back bad, expect the Leafs to jump.
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