Odd man out: Leafs trade Leivo to Canucks

The Sault Star - - SPORTS - TERRY KOSHAN

The re­turn of Wil­liam Ny­lan­der has re­sulted in a new em­ployer for Josh Leivo.

With Ny­lan­der signed and back in the Maple Leafs lineup at some point later in the week, the Leafs on Mon­day traded Leivo to the Van­cou­ver Canucks for mi­nor­league for­ward Michael Car­cone.

The Leafs had tem­po­rar­ily sent de­fence­man Travis Der­mott to the Toronto Mar­lies, as they were one player over the ros­ter limit when Ny­lan­der signed on Satur­day. It was a pa­per trans­ac­tion only, as Der­mott has been re­called and will be in the lineup on Tues­day night when the Leafs visit the Buf­falo Sabres.

Car­cone, a 22-year-old na­tive of Ajax, Ont., has 17 points in 20 games this sea­son for the Utica Comets of the Amer­i­can Hockey League. Car­cone played for two sea­sons with Drum­mondville of the Que­bec Ma­jor Ju­nior Hockey League be­fore sign­ing as a free agent with Van­cou­ver in July 2016.

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