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Maple Leafs make roster cuts

They’ve made a couple of very, very interesting choices.

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For now Rasmus Sandin has remained on the roster, as has Nick Robertson and some other waivers-exempt players.

Notably absent are Pierre Engvall, as well as several players who need waivers today at noon. We’ll have the official list when that’s announced. Some of the players on this roster will need waivers to be moved to the Taxi Squad. A list of waiver exemptions is here:

The presence of Alexander Kerfoot here does not mean he’s healthy. It’s likely he will move to IR if he’s not ready for Wednesday, but the cap situation with the Leafs doesn’t allow for more than one extra player.

We expect an announcement of the AHL season and training camp dates in the next few days. When that happens, some movement of players to the AHL to actually play may start to occur.

This is a helpful list of the players who were cut:

A quick check of the cap situation:

Maple Leafs Cap Situation after First Cuts

Name Position Cap Hit Waivers Exempt Taxi or AHL
Name Position Cap Hit Waivers Exempt Taxi or AHL
Nic Petan F 10/30 775,000
Michael Hutchinson G 10/30 725,000
Teemu Kivihalme D 50 games 725,000
Pierre Engvall F 7 games 1,075,000
Rasmus Sandin D 894,137 full season
Timothy Liljegren D full season 863,333
Joe Duszak D full season 800,000
Mac Hollowell D full season 799,766
Mikko Lehtonen D 925,000 full season
Nick Robertson F 850,000 full season
Joey Anderson F full season 750,000
Alex Brabanov F 925,000 full season
Morgan Rielly D 5,000,000
Jake Muzzin D 5,625,000
T.J. Brodie D 5,000,000
Justin Holl D 2,000,000
Zach Bogosian D 1,000,000
Travis Dermott D 874,125
Martin Marincin D 700,000
Calle Rosen D 750,000
Auston Matthews F 11,634,000
John Tavares F 11,000,000
Mitch Marner F 10,893,000
William Nylander F 6,962,366
Alex Kerfoot F 3,500,000
Zach Hyman F 2,250,000
Ilya Mikheyev F 1,645,000
Wayne Simmonds F 1,500,000
Jimmy Vesey F 900,000
Joe Thornton F 700,000
Jason Spezza F 700,000
Travis Boyd F 700,000
Adam Brooks F 725,000
Frederik Andersen G 5,000,000
Jack Campbell G 1,650,000
Aaron Dell G 800,000
Retained 1,200,000
Pierre Engvall overage 175,000
Total: 85,027,628
Salary Cap 81,500,000
Cap Space -3,527,628