On a deep Toronto Maple Leafs team, lineup spots can be difficult to come by, and Josh Leivo, who has played 12 games for the Maple Leafs this season despite spending the entire year at the NHL level, has often been the odd-forward-out for the Leafs. Apparently, the 24-year-old is tired of sitting in the press. During the Hockey Night In Canada "Headlines" segment, Sportsnet's Nick Kypreos reported that Leivo has requested a trade from general manager Lou Lamoriello. "Trade me now, and then hung up," Kypreos said, quoting the movie "Slap Shot." "Josh Leivo didn't have to put it quite that way to Lou Lamoriello, but he did tell him if they're not going to use him, he'd like to be traded before February 26." Leivo last dressed for Toronto Dec. 31, and has been a healthy scratch for each of Toronto's past 14 games. The right-shot winger has one goal and three points this season, and has been in the press box on most nights.
Josh Leivo reportedly requests out of Maple Leafs
Sporting News | Feb 4