Will the Toronto Maple Leafs trade Frederick Andersen?
With the recent trade of Kasperi Kapanen it is likely general manager Kyle Dubas isn’t finished making moves after another early exit from the playoffs. Changes have to be made and goalie Frederik Andersen could be the next player to be traded from the Toronto Maple Leafs.
The Leafs have been dangling four names in recent trade talks, with starting netminder Frederik Andersen highlighting a group that also includes forwards Andreas Johnsson, Pierre Engvall, and Alex Kerfoot, multiple NHL clubs confirmed to The Athletic’s James Mirtle.
Andersen has spent the past four seasons with Toronto and has one year remaining on his current deal, which carries a cap hit of $5 million. Mirtle reports that Andersen can be dealt for a “useful” but low-cost asset in what would primarily be a cap-clearing trade.
Andersen had an up-and-down campaign but compiled a .936 save percentage over five play-in games against the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Johnsson, 25, carries a cap hit of $3.4 million over the next three seasons. The speedy winger is coming off an injury-plagued campaign but has shown the ability to be an impactful top-nine forward.