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Leafs sign Korshkov, zeroing in on KHL forward

May 1, 2019 - 12:40 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs began their quest for cap friendly additions on Wednesday, signing 2016 draft pick Yegor Korshkov to a two-year entry-level contract. The 22-year-old scored five points (3 goals, 2 assists) in 19 games with Y...

Matthews undergoes off-season surgery; Leafs legend Kelly passes away

May 2, 2019 - 4:37 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter Toronto Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews underwent a surgical procedure on Thursday to removes screws in his leg that were placed there after he broke it in the US National Development Program as a 16-year-old. The Athletic...

Five Marlies with opportunities to make Leafs next season

May 3, 2019 - 6:23 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The reality of the Toronto Maple Leafs coming salary cap crunch this summer will manifest itself in a number of different ways, but one certain avenue will be the promotion of young prospects making lower salaries on entry-level co...

Korshkov impresses in North American debut, Marlies win in overtime

May 4, 2019 - 6:46 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs signed winger Yegor Korshkov earlier this week and the big Russian made quite an impression in his North American debut, scoring a goal and throwing some big hits in the Toronto Marlies 4-3 overtime victory o...

Leafs offseason path not limited by “The Promise”

May 5, 2019 - 4:07 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter It is expected that the Toronto Maple Leafs will go through a number of changes this summer with players looking for new contracts and the growing uncertainty about their ability to fit everyone under the salary cap. Factors such a...

Leafs sign KHLer Mikheyev to one-year deal

May 6, 2019 - 2:54 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs continued their quest for cap-friendly additions, with the second signing out of the KHL in the span of a week, signing 24-year-old winger Ilya Mikheyev to a one-year entry-level contract. Mikheyev led Ava...

Leafs continue European influx with signing of Kivihulme

May 7, 2019 - 5:29 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs have been quite busy scouring the European free agent market in the quest for cost-effective signings with their likely cap difficulties next season. After finally locking up 2016 second round Egor Korshkov l...

Marlies moving on; Will Babcock returning spur changes??

May 8, 2019 - 7:03 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Marlies kept their playoff momentum going, completing a four-game sweep of the Cleveland Monsters with a 6-2 victory in Cleveland on Tuesday. Mason Marchment, Trevor Moore and Michael Carcone each scored a pair of goals...

Tavares injured prior to World Championships, Dermott to have surgery

May 9, 2019 - 12:05 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter John Tavares plan to play for Canada at the World Championships has hit a snag, as the Toronto Maple Leafs center suffered an oblique injury in preparation for the start of the tournament this weekend. According to a tweet from...

Dermott injury puts more focus on Leafs need for defensive upgrade

May 10, 2019 - 2:48 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs have had their share of injury news since their loss to the Boston Bruins in Game 7 of the first round last month. The off-season surgery to remove “hardware” from Auston Matthews leg and the injury that...

Tavares oblique injury update, Leafs coaching staff shuffle??

May 11, 2019 - 1:05 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs received a bit of good news regarding center John Tavares. The Leafs leading goal scorer returned from Europe for further medical evaluation after suffering an oblique injury with Team Canada in preparation...

Leafs Q & A - May 12th Edition

May 12, 2019 - 12:33 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter It is expected that the Toronto Maple Leafs will go through a number of changes this summer with players looking for new contracts and the growing uncertainty about their ability to fit everyone under the salary cap. Factors such a...

The Ecstasy and the Agony

May 13, 2019 - 11:53 AM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter There is nothing like the joy when the team you root wins in dramatic fashion, and the city of Toronto got to feel that elation on Sunday when Kawhi Leonard’s shot bounced off the rim and in to give the Raptors a 92-90 victory in...

Nylander wowing at Worlds, Marlies readying for Charlotte

May 14, 2019 - 12:06 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter For those who were concerned that William Nylander’s struggles after signing a new contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs last December, the 23-year-old is showing off his abilities at the 2019 IIHF World Championships in Slovakia...

Shanahan signed for another six years, encouraged by talks with Marner

May 15, 2019 - 10:45 AM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs recent resurgence coincided with the hiring of Hall of Famer Brendan Shanahan in 2014. The club has returned to being one of the NHL’s signature franchises under his direction over the last five years and...

Leafs final report card - Part I - The goaltenders

May 16, 2019 - 5:13 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs early exit at the hands of the Boston Bruins obscured a successful regular season, as the club reached the 100-point plateau for the second straight year. The Leafs failed to advance in the postseason in...

Ozhiganov returns to KHL, Leafs on TSN Trade list

May 17, 2019 - 4:09 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The pipeline between the KHL and the Toronto Maple Leafs has been running one way this offseason, with Egor Korshkov and Ilya Mikheyev leaving Yaroslavl Lokomotiv and Avangard Omsk and signing entry-level contracts, but on Friday it...

Marlies keep rolling, win series opener in Charlotte

May 18, 2019 - 3:04 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Marlies are no strangers to postseason winning streaks, rattling off 10 straight victories between the deciding game of their first round against Utica and Game 2 of the Calder Cup Final against Texas last season, but t...

Marlies collapse in third period, Checkers tie series

May 19, 2019 - 12:49 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Marlies made the mistake of complacency in their quest for a ninth straight playoff victory, squandering a commanding lead and surrendering four third period goals in a 5-3 loss to the Charlotte Checkers in Game 2 of th...

Leafs final report card - Part II - Defense

May 20, 2019 - 12:11 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs early exit at the hands of the Boston Bruins obscured a successful regular season, as the club reached the 100-point plateau for the second straight year. The Leafs failed to advance in the postseason in...

Interest in Colin Miller makes sense from Leafs perspective

May 21, 2019 - 11:53 AM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs have the difficult task of getting restricted free agents Mitch Marner, Kasperi Kapanen, and Andreas Johnsson signed to new deals, bolstering their blueline with the likely departures of Jake Gardiner and Ro...

Marlies dominated and frustrated by Charlotte in Game 3

May 22, 2019 - 12:35 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter Has the bubble burst on the Toronto Marlies? The reigning Calder Cup Champion could not mount any consistent offensive pressure, had difficulties getting out of their own zone and were ineffective on special teams in a 5-1 los...

Smith to Sens, Hiller not returning, McFarland hired

May 23, 2019 - 12:57 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter It was moving day for the Toronto Maple Leafs coaching staff, as D.J. Smith and Jim Hiller are moving on and Paul McFarland is moving into the fold. Smith, who won a Memorial Cup with the Oshawa Generals in 2015 and served as a...

Marlies tie series with Checkers; Leafs looking to fill staff opening

May 24, 2019 - 11:01 AM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Marlies did not play the way they hoped in Game 4 of the Calder Cup Eastern Conference Final, but showed some resilience in bouncing back from a pair of deficits and winning 4-3 over the Charlotte Checkers on Michael Car...