Leafs await call to action
Mark Zwolinski sports reporter
It seems the Maple Leafs’ roster changes almost every time they hit the ice, and the makeover may not be over yet.
Twenty Leafs returned to practice on Wednesday, their first workout since the NHL went on Olympic hiatus 10 days ago.
It gave the team its first glimpse at Jamie Lundmark, picked up on waivers from Calgary Feb. 13.
“It’s my first day here so I don’t know a lot about what’s going on here, but I’ve been on teams that have moved 10 guys at the trade deadline,” Lundmark said.
The Leafs’ roster is frozen until the Olympics end Sunday. The NHL trade deadline arrives Wednesday and it’s likely Lundmark won’t be the last new face added to the roster.
Toronto has two pending unrestricted free agents – Alex Ponikarovsky and Lee Stempniak – who could be attractive at the deadline for playoff teams looking to add depth.
Leafs GM Brian Burke has said he would consider almost any deal if it improves his club or comes with a desirable draft pick.