Leafs place newly acquired player on waivers

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The Toronto Maple Leafs placed the forward Dryden Hunt in the ballot.

Hunt, 27, has scored one goal in nine games for the Maple Leafs this season. The latter had initially acquired him from the Avalanche on December 19 in exchange for forward Denis Malgin.

An undrafted Western Hockey League player, Hunt signed an entry-level contract with the Panthers in 2017 and played three seasons with the team. He then played one season with the Arizona Coyotes before joining the Rangers in 2021. The Avalanche claimed him on waivers at the start of this season.

There’s a good chance Hunt will be claimed by tomorrow. He’s been in the NHL all season and he’s been tough. He also played the entire 2021-22 season with the Rangers, collecting 17 points.

With teams like Montreal, Chicago, Arizona and Vancouver likely going into sell mode in the near future, Dryden Hunt would give them a player they can use now.

Will Kent Hughes take the bait?

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