A few weeks ago, GM Kyle Dubas was looking for some scoring and checking depth, a need further underscored by the loss of Travis Boyd and Jimmy Vesey to waivers. Alex Galchenyuk was brought into the NHL roster and has shown well as a secondary scorer; Dubas picked up Riley Nash for the playoffs as a depth forward; Nick Foligno was just acquired to round out the top-nine forward group with his versatility, and now he has addressed the netminding position.
With forwards reasonably settled, questions still remained in net and on defense. For goaltending, in particular, it’s due to the mystery surrounding Frederik Andersen and his status on LTIR, having not skated since March 19. Jack Campbell has also been dealing with a nagging injury this season and needs the odd off day, which leaves the Leafs with just Michael Hutchinson as the next-up goaltender with NHL experience.