Leafs trim down ahead of season opener

The Maple Leafs have reduced their roster from 48 players to 26, with three cuts still to come by tomorrow.

Among the 26 players remaining in camp — the regular season starts Wednesday — are veterans Eric Fehr and Dominic Moore, as well as rookie defencemen Timothy Liljegren, Calle Rosen, and Andreas Borgman.

Josh Leivo, who has been knocking on the door for the past two seasons, is also among the 26 players remaining with the NHL group.

The Leafs’ final, 23-man roster must be submitted to the NHL by 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Toronto kept 14 forwards, 10 defencemen, and two goalies, with the NHL group Monday, while sending 16 players to the Marlies.

Veteran Colin Greening, along with Vincent LoVerde, Chris Mueller, Kerby Rychel, Ben Smith, and goalie Garret Sparks, were all placed on waivers. They will likely be returned to the Marlies if they are not claimed.

Rookie Carl Grundstrom was returned to Frolunda HC of the Swedish Hockey League; any European player not drafted in the first round must be returned to their team unless they make the NHL roster.

Veteran defenceman Roman Polak remains on his PTO, and will skate with the NHL group for at least the next day.

Here’s a list of the players sent to the Marlies : Miro Aaltonen, Travis Dermott, Frederik Gauthier, Justin Holl, Andreas Johnsson, Kasperi Kapanen, Kasimir Kaskisuo, Tobias Lindberg, Mason Marchment, Trevor Moore, Andrew Nielsen, Michael Paliotta, Nikita Soshnikov, Dmytro Timashov and Rinat Valiev.

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