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Maple Leafs announce roster cuts

Having to get down to the opening night roster, the Leafs made some hard decisions.

Detroit Red Wings v Toronto Maple Leafs Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images

Today the Toronto Maple Leafs announced their last batch of players cut from training camp as they move to finalize their opening night roster.

Matt Read as previously noted has been released form his PTO and signed to an AHL contract with the Toronto Marlies.

Kenny Agostino, Kevin Gravel, Nic Petan, and Garrett Wilson were all placed on waivers to be sent to the Toronto Marlies.

Egor Korshkov has also been sent to the Toronto Marlies, but he doesn’t need to clear waivers.

Four players are still injured: Zach Hyman and Travis Dermott are on IR, and Kalle Kossila and Mason Marchment are non-roster injured players, and can’t be sent down until they’re healthy.

The Maple Leafs are just under the salary cap by $108,690. One of the bigger surprises is Timothy Liljegren still on the roster at this point. A lot of assumptions were made about him starting the season on the Marlies. Changes will be made as players become healthy enough to play, however.

The current roster with cap calculation is below.

Maple Leafs Roster after cuts

Name Cap Hit Status
Name Cap Hit Status
Auston Matthews $11,634,000 Active
John Tavares $11,000,000 Active
Mitch Marner $10,893,000 Active
William Nylander $6,962,366 Active
Morgan Rielly $5,000,000 Active
Frederik Andersen $5,000,000 Active
Cody Ceci $4,500,000 Active
Jake Muzzin $4,000,000 Active
Alex Kerfoot $3,500,000 Active
Andreas Johnsson $3,400,000 Active
Kasperi Kapanen $3,200,000 Active
Tyson Barrie $2,750,000 Active
Ilya Mikheyev $925,000 Active
Rasmus Sandin $894,167 Active
Timothy Liljegren $863,333 Active
Trevor Moore $775,000 Active
Nick Shore $750,000 Active
Jason Spezza $700,000 Active
Martin Marincin $700,000 Active
Michael Hutchinson $700,000 Active
Dmytro Timashov $694,444 Active
Justin Holl $675,000 Active
Frederik Gauthier $675,000 Active
Nathan Horton $5,300,000 LTIR
David Clarkson $5,250,000 LTIR
Zach Hyman $2,250,000 LTIR
Travis Dermott $863,333 LTIR
Mason Marchment $767,500 SOIR
Kalle Kossila $700,000 SOIR
Retained $1,200,000
Total: $96,522,143
Total LTIR and SOIR $15,130,833
Salary Cap $81,500,000
Cap Space $108,690

As CapFriendly’s new Leafs page linked in their tweet shows, Kalle Kossila counts for $97,850 on SOIR. So without needing to put him on LTIR, the Leafs are still under the salary cap.