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Maple Leafs place Mrazek on waivers, reportedly sign Sateri to 1-year deal

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The Toronto Maple Leafs are shaking things up in the crease.

The club placed goaltender Petr Mrazek on waivers Sunday, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman. The team also reportedly signed netminder Harri Sateri to a one-year contract worth $750,000.

Sateri will need to clear waivers before joining the squad.

Toronto signed Mrazek to a three-year contract with an average annual value of $3.8 million in free agency this past offseason. His first season with the Maple Leafs has been disastrous, though: The 30-year-old owns an .884 save percentage in 17 appearances - the third-worst mark in the league among qualified goalies. He's also missed time with injuries.

Mrazek will count for $2.675 million against the salary cap if he goes unclaimed and is assigned to the AHL.

Sateri has a 4-4-0 record, .911 save percentage, and 2.92 goals against average in nine NHL appearances - all with the Florida Panthers in 2017-18. The 32-year-old journeyman has put together an impressive career overseas since then. He recorded a .926 save percentage in 38 KHL contests this past season and led Finland to a gold medal at the 2022 Olympics in Beijing by posting a sparkling .962 save percentage in five games.

The Maple Leafs' primary starter, Jack Campbell, is currently sidelined with a rib injury. The team projected a two-week timeline for his recovery on March 10.

Campbell's injury was viewed as a chance for Mrazek to run with the starting gig. Instead, he's ceded that role to rookie Erik Kallgren, who's posted a .930 save percentage in four appearances.

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