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Galchenyuk traded to Maple Leafs by Hurricanes

Forward was acquired from Senators for Dzingel, did not play for Carolina

by NHL.com @NHLdotcom

Alex Galchenyuk was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs by the Carolina Hurricanes on Monday.

Carolina received forward Egor Korshkov and defenseman David Warsofsky.

Galchenyuk was acquired by the Hurricanes along with forward Cedric Paquette on Saturday in a trade from the Ottawa Senators for forward Ryan Dzingel but never played a game for them. Carolina placed Galchenyuk on waivers Sunday, and the 27-year-old forward remained in Ottawa waiting to see if he was claimed by another team.

 

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"No real plans for him," Maple Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe said following a 6-5 overtime loss to the Senators. "[The trade] happened just before game time, so we haven't talked too much about it.

"He's another depth option for us to come in. We've been looking to find a mix in our bottom six (forwards), and I think he's one of those guys that will compete for a spot like that. He gives us added roster flexibility given that he's cleared waivers already, so that helps our depth."

The No. 3 pick in the 2012 NHL Draft by the Montreal Canadiens, Galchenyuk has played for four teams in three seasons (Arizona Coyotes, Pittsburgh Penguins, Minnesota Wild, Ottawa) since being traded by Montreal to Arizona on June 15, 2018. He scored one goal in eight games for the Senators after signing with them as a free agent Oct. 28, 2020, and has 321 points (136 goals, 185 assists) in 557 NHL games, including a career-high 56 (30 goals, 26 assists) in 2015-16 for the Canadiens.

Korshkov has played one NHL game. The 24-year-old was playing for the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League.

Warsofsky has scored 11 points (two goals, nine assists) in 55 NHL games with the Boston Bruins, Penguins, New Jersey Devils and Colorado Avalanche. The 30-year-old has been assigned to the Chicago Wolves of the AHL.

NHL.com independent correspondent Dave McCarthy contributed to this report

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