By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
According to TSN’s Chris Johnson, the Toronto Maple Leafs have put veteran Wayne Simmonds on waivers. The Maple Leafs will hope that another team will take a gamble on him.
He is on the downside of his career. He is also in the final year of his two-year contract with the team.
Simmonds is slated to make $900,000 this season.
The Maple Leafs have been trying to rid themselves of Simmonds for some time. The team tried to trade him before the start of the season.
Simmonds last played for the Maple Leafs on November 5th. He had six minutes and 35 seconds of ice time in a win against the Boston Bruins.
His last point came on October 22nd against the Winnipeg Jets. He had an assist on David Kampf’s second-half goal in the 4-1 win.
He has appeared in four games this season. His last three appearances were for less than 10 minutes.
He had the aforementioned six minutes and 35 seconds against the Bruins. He also had 5 minutes and 31 seconds of ice time on October 29th in a loss to the Los Angeles Kings.
On October 24th, Simmonds had seven minutes and 40 seconds of ice time against the Vegas Golden Knights. He had a season-high 10 minutes and 10 seconds of ice time against the Winnipeg Jets on October 22nd.
He has appeared in 583 NHL games with multiple teams. He has played for the Philadelphia Flyers, Kings, Maple Leafs, Nashville Predators, Buffalo Sabres, and the New Jersey Devils.