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Report: Another former Leaf may be on his way back to Toronto

Published March 5, 2024 at 8:55

The Toronto Maple Leafs acquired Ilya Lyubushkin from the Anaheim Ducks last Thursday in an attempt to add more depth to the right side of their blueline. This is Lyubushkin' second tour with the Leafs after he was previously acquired during the 2021-2022 season. The re-acquisition of Lyubushkin is not the only move that GM Brad Treliving is planning on making though according to TSN's Chris Johnston.

Yesterday on 'First Up' Johnston noted that Treliving is looking at acquiring a second right-shot blueliner and later in the day on SDPN's 'The CJ Show', Johnston revealed that it could very well be another former Leaf.

"They're looking at a bunch of guys. Brad Treliving is known as a first-class tire kicker. Someone who really works the phones a lot and understands what the market is from every angle. I've heard the Leafs connected to Zach Bogosian, who they've obviously had before. Minnesota is trying to re-sign Bogosian still, but with where the Wild are at, if they're not able to do that in the next couple days, I think he's a strong candidate to be moved."

The Wild are currently 8 points back of the second wild card spot and unless they can get within striking distance ahead of Friday's trade deadline, they should be noted sellers.

Bogosian is in the final year of a 3-year deal he signed with the Tampa Bay Lightning ahead of the 2021-2022 season that carries an $850K cap hit. During the 2020-2021 season, Bogosian played 45 games for the Leafs and another 7 in the playoffs. The former third overall pick in the 2008 draft is known for his physicality and hard-nosed style of play and would certainly be welcomed back to the Leafs by fans.

March 5   |   385 answers
Report: Another former Leaf may be on his way back to Toronto

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