The Expendables: Who will be demoted when Dermott, Hyman, and Tavares return?

For most of us, the idea of these three important Leafs returning to the lineup is a wonderful thing. In fact, I don’t think that anyone thinks the Leafs would be worse off by the return. That being said, there are probably 5 or 6 players holding their breath on whether they will soon be Marlies or possibly claimed off waivers by another team. Potentially with the return dates nearing Dubas is checking around the league to see if he can add to his collection of late round draft picks by trading some of these soon to be waived players, but for now let’s just look at who is likely to go, and who is definitely staying.

Morgan Rielly absent from this morning’s skate. Travis Dermott and Zach Hyman looking like they’re very close to returning. #LeafsForever
— Paul Hendrick (@HennyTweets) October 24, 2019
Who is staying?
Frederik Gauthier
I will forever wander the earth admitting that I was wrong to say that Gauthier should be the Leafs fourth line center. He’s done well in the role and he’s improved since last year when I formed my incorrect position that I never wanted to watch him play hockey again.


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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation

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