Leafs Lose Two Goalies
The Toronto Maple Leafs' goaltending depth took a hit Tuesday after they lost Curtis McElhinney and Calvin Pickard to the waiver wire.
McElhinney was claimed by the Carolina Hurricanes and Pickard by the Philadelphia Flyers a day after they were placed on waivers by the Maple Leafs, who are going with Garret Sparks as the backup to Frederik Andersen.
Toronto claimed McElhinney off waivers from Columbus in the 2016-17 season. He had a 6-7-0 record over 14 games with Toronto that season, with a 2.85 goals-against average, .914 save percentage and a shutout.
Pickard, 26, had a 21-9-1 record with a 2.31 GAA and .918 save percentage with the Toronto Marlies last season.
Sparks was named the AHL's top goalie last season with a 31-9-1 record, 1.79 GAA, .936 save percentage and six shutouts.