With the Maple Leafs off enjoying a respite from training camp for a few days, and only one more preseason game to come, this is the roster as it stands now.


  • Auston Matthews
  • John Tavares
  • Mitch Marner
  • William Nylander
  • Alexander Kerfoot
  • Nick Ritchie
  • Ilya Mikheyev
  • David Kämpf
  • Ondřej Kaše
  • Pierre Engvall
  • Michael Bunting
  • Wayne Simmonds
  • Jason Spezza
  • Kirill Semyonov
  • Michael Amadio
  • Kurtis Gabriel
  • Adam Brooks/


  • Jake Muzzin
  • Morgan Rielly
  • T.J. Brodie
  • Justin Holl
  • Travis Dermott
  • Rasmus Sandin
  • Timothy Liljegren
  • Alex Biega/


  • Petr Mrázek
  • Jack Campbell
  • Michael Hutchinson*
  • Joseph Woll*/


  • Alex Steeves
  • Ian Scott/

Michael Hutchinson has been waived and cleared, but has not yet been assigned to the Marlies. Joe Woll may still be injured, his status hasn’t been made official. Alex Steeves and Ian Scott  (and possibly Joe Woll) may end up on SOIR, but would not use any cap space.

That adds up to eight defenders and 17 forwards. The waivers exempt players left on this list are:

  • Kirill Semyonov
  • Rasmus Sandin
  • Alex Steeves
  • Timothy Liljegren
  • Ian Scott
  • Joe Woll/

All the players who may be on SOIR don’t need waivers once healthy, so this won’t be a replay of the old Petter Granberg story. Six skaters will need to be cut, however, and the first five are pretty easy to pick. After that it becomes a question of who you risk losing and how you manage a short roster.