Maple Leafs add Ondrej Kase on 1-year contract

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The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed winger Ondrej Kase to a one-year deal worth $1.25 million.

The 25-year-old will be a restricted free agent after the 2021-22 campaign.

Concussions limited Kase to just three games last season before the Boston Bruins non-tendered him ahead of free agency.

In his last full campaign in 2019-20, Kase tallied 24 points in 55 games. However, he displayed plenty of promise in the two seasons prior with the Anaheim Ducks, averaging 27 goals and 23 assists per 82 contests.

Kase posted strong underlying numbers across his last three healthy seasons, particularly at even strength.

The Czech Republic native, who's primarily played right wing, is looking to revive his career in Toronto. Given the Maple Leafs' lack of forward depth, Kase could conceivably play on one of the team's top two lines with either Auston Matthews or John Tavares.

However, the biggest key surrounding Kase will be his health. He played in two games in January, missed nearly four months, returned for less than seven minutes in May, and hasn't played since.

Maple Leafs add Ondrej Kase on 1-year contract
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