After a somewhat (very) unsuccessful conditioning stint on the Marlies, the Leafs have let it be known they are taking Frederik Andersen off the LTIR and putting him in the Leafs net on Wednesday night against the Senators.
Frederik Andersen starts tomorrow’s game in Ottawa. His first NHL action since March 19.
— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) May 11, 2021
First it goes without saying that it’s good that the Leafs are giving him some competition a notch below what he would have seen in the AHL, but with some improved teammates. He’s got a fighting chance now.
Secondly, there is a very real chance that tomorrow night’s game might be the last time we see Frederik Andersen in net for the Maple Leafs. If things go well, he might find his way into an appearance or two during the playoffs, but if things were to go sideways, like they’ve been doing of late for Andersen, this could be his last time playing for the Leafs and Toronto could choose to try their luck with David Rittich backing up Jack Campbell in the playoffs before letting Freddie walk during free agency this summer. It seems unlikely that things will go that …
Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation