The Maple Leafs have placed Jerred Smithson on waivers.
Smithson has played in 13 games with the Maple Leafs, averaged 10:20 TOI, has no points, a minus-4 rating and one shot on goal. He is on a two-way contract so there will be no cap-hit if he is claimed from waivers.
Smithson is centering the Maple Leafs fourth line at this morning's practice.
The Maple Leafs signed Smithson to a one-year contract on Wednesday promoting him from the Toronto Marlies. With Tyler Bozak and Dave Bolland out with injuries, the door has opened for Smithson to play an important role for Toronto. The 34-year-old has 588 games of NHL experience.
SUNRISE, Fla. Florida Panthers Executive Vice President & General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that Florida has acquired C Jerred Smithson from the Nashville Predators in exchange for a sixth round pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft previously acquired from Dallas.
In Smithson, the Panthers add a player they know can play the bottom two lines. He scored a goal and five points in 53 games with the Preds.