Maple Leafs: Toronto Acquires Galchenyuk in Swap with Carolina

The Carolina Hurricanes have traded forward Alex Galchenyuk to the Toronto Maple Leafs for Egor Korshkov and defenceman David Warsofsky.

Carolina flipped Galchenyuk after acquiring him Saturday in a trade with the Ottawa Senators.

The stint in Toronto will amount to the seventh team for the 27-year-old. He never left Canada after the trade to the Hurricanes, so he won’t have to complete the 14-day quarantine before joining the Maple Leafs on the ice.

Galchenyuk appeared in eight games for Ottawa this season, scoring a goal. He signed a one-year deal worth a million smackers in free agency. The Hurricanes traded him to Ottawa with Cedric Paquette for forward Ryan Dzingel.

It’s not known if Galchenyuk will join the main roster or appear on the taxi squad, but he has skated with four teams (Arizona, Pittsburgh, Minnesota, Ottawa) over the past three seasons.

Carolina placed Galchenyuk on waivers as soon as he was traded, so he remained in Ottawa to see if he would be claimed by another squad.

In 557 NHL games, the Montreal Canadiens draft pick has scored 136 goals and added 185 assists. His best season to date was in 2015-2016, when he scored 30 goals and added 26 helpers.

This season, Korshkov has 31 points in 53 games with Lokomotiv Yaroslavl in the KHL. He’s seen action in just one NHL game since he was drafted in the second round of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. He spent last season with the Toronto Marlies in the AHL, scoring 16 goals.

Warsofsky joined Toronto in the off-season as part of the trade that sent Kasperi Kapanen to the Pittsburgh Penguins. The 30-year-old has spent most of his time in the AHL, scoring 10 goals with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in the 2019-2020 season.


Published by Dr. Pucksworth

Doctor of Puckanomics.

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