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Leafs acquire forward Galchenyuk

- Lance Hornby

The Toronto Maple Leafs were running lower on patience with depth scoring than first thought.

Just before Monday’s game, they acquired left winger/centre Alex Galchenyuk from the Carolina Hurricanes for forward Egor Korshkov and defenceman David Warsofsky.

Galchenyuk, 27, was in eight games with the Senators this season, with one goal, before being swapped to the Canes on Saturday so Ottawa could reacquire forward Ryan Dzingel.

Galchenyuk’s 557 career regular season games with Montreal (which drafted him third overall in 2012), Arizona, Pittsburgh, Minnesota and Ottawa have yielded 321 points (136 goals, 185 assists) with 13 points in 32 playoff games.

Galchenyuk was taken two places ahead of Toronto defenceman Morgan Rielly in 2012 and in previous deals has been moved to Arizona for Max Domi and Pittsburgh for Phil Kessel.

Korshkov, 24, has 31 points in 53 games with Lokomotiv Yaroslavl in the KHL this season. He played one career NHL game with the Leafs since being drafted in the second round in 2016 and spent last season with the Toronto Marlies of the AHL last season.

Warsofsky, 30, has played the most of his pro career at the AHL level.

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