Maple Leafs place Mrazek on waivers, reportedly sign Sateri to 1-year deal
The Toronto Maple Leafs are shaking things up in the crease.
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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