NHL trade deadline rumors: Leafs, Wild not done; Panthers could move Hoffman

The Toronto Maple Leafs finally took action last week to address their goaltending depth, acquiring Jack Campbell (along with winger Kyle Clifford) from the Los Angeles Kings. On Monday, the Minnesota Wild shipped right winger Jason Zucker to the Pittsburgh Penguins for Alex Galchenyuk, a conditional 2020 first-round pick and defense prospect Calen Addison.

With the Feb. 24 trade deadline less than two weeks away, more moves could be in store for the Leafs and Wild.

Toronto GM Kyle Dubas indicated last week he’s awaiting updates on the status of sidelined defensemen Morgan Rielly and Cody Ceci before deciding his next course of action. If Rielly, Ceci and injured winger Ilya Mikheyev remain on long-term injured reserve until the playoffs, TSN’s Frank Seravalli reported it would free up more than $9 million in cap space for the Leafs. Dubas could bolster his blueline without freeing up cap space when those sidelined players return because there’s no salary cap in the post-season. That would also provide the Leafs with additional NHL-seasoned depth for the playoffs.

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