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Maple Leafs sign Neuvirth to PTO

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The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed goaltender Michal Neuvirth to a professional tryout contract, the team announced Tuesday.

Neuvirth battled injuries in 2018-19 and appeared in just seven games for the Philadelphia Flyers, posting a 1-4-1 record with an .859 save percentage. The 31-year-old owns a career .910 save percentage in 257 games.

Toronto traded last season's backup, Garret Sparks, to the Vegas Golden Knights earlier Tuesday; Neuvirth will battle veteran Michael Hutchinson - who signed a one-year, $700,000 deal with the Leafs in June - for a job with the big club when training camp opens.

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