Maple Leafs waive goaltender Kasimir Kaskisuo

Kasimir Kaskisuo has been placed on waivers by the Toronto Maple Leafs. (Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
Kasimir Kaskisuo has been placed on waivers by the Toronto Maple Leafs. (Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

The Toronto Maple Leafs waived goaltender Kasimir Kaskisuo, and assigned goaltender Brandon Halverson to the AHL’s Toronto Marlies on Saturday.

Bringing in Michal Neuvirth on a professional tryout contract has given the Maple Leafs a lot of flexibility at the goaltending position within the organization. Michael Hutchinson will also be contending for the team’s backup position, behind Frederik Andersen, who is firmly entrenched as the starter.

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Kaskisuo had been in the Maple Leafs organization since the 2015-16 season. He never logged an NHL appearance but played in 40 regular-season games for the Marlies.

During the team’s latest trip to the Calder Cup playoffs, he posted an impressive .927 save percentage and 2.14 goals-against average across 12 games.

Sportsnet’s Luke Fox also reported that the Vegas Golden Knights placed Garret Sparks on waivers. The netminder was dealt to Vegas from Toronto in a trade which occurred earlier this off-season.

In other words, today wasn’t the best day for former Marlies.

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