The Toronto Maple Leafs are not in the market for a veteran backup goaltender despite placing Michael Hutchinson on waivers Monday, TSN's Bob McKenzie reported during Tuesday's edition of "Insider Trading."
Hutchinson, who cleared waivers Tuesday, went winless over five starts for Toronto this season, posting a 4.44 goals-against average and an .879 save percentage.
The Maple Leafs recalled Finnish puck-stopper Kasimir Kaskisuo from the AHL's Toronto Marlies on Tuesday, and it appears the 26-year-old will get a chance to prove himself at the NHL level.
Toronto has played five sets of back-to-back contests this season and will play five more before Dec. 31, including one this weekend. Head coach Mike Babcock has opted to play starter Frederik Andersen in the first game of each set, so it's likely Kaskisuo makes his NHL debut in the Maple Leafs' latter matchup Saturday against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Kaskisuo has been excellent for the Marlies this season, posting a 6-1-1 record with a 2.13 goals-against average and a .928 save percentage through eight starts.
Andersen, 30, has carried the league's largest workload since joining the Maple Leafs ahead of the 2016-17 campaign, leading all NHL netminders with 206 starts and 12,045 minutes played over that span.