Clarkson (broken orbital bone) will not require surgery.
Clarkson suffered a broken orbital bone in Friday's preseason game vs. the Sabres. We all remember Clarkson starting last season with a 10-game suspension for leaving the bench to engage with John Scott, well this time he got injured in a fight with Cody McCormick. Now a guy who is costing your team over $5 million a season, probably should not be fighting in a meaningless preseason game. Clarkson does not need surgery which is a positive, but the Leafs' frustration with the 30-year-old must be growing.
Booth is out for a minimum of four weeks with a fractured foot.
Booth, 29, signed a one-year deal with the Maple Leafs this offseason. The oft-injured forward can not seem to catch a break. He has missed a total if 78 games in the last three seasons and will miss at least one month to start this year. His spot may be filled by Josh Leivo who has had a strong preseason.
The Leafs signed Jake Gardiner to a five-year, $20.25 million deal.
Gardiner, 24, set new career-highs in goals (10), points (31) and power-play points (11) in 2013-14. The 2008 17th overall pick has shown flashes of brilliance in his first three NHL seasons but needs to work on being more consistent. He has the potential to be a top-30 fantasy defenseman this season.
The Maple Leafs have signed Daniel Winnik to a one-year deal.
Winnik, 29, spent the last two seasons in Anaheim where he totalled 12 goals and 37 assists (49 points) in 124 games. Winnik is a solid bottom-6 forward that will make the Maple Leafs more difficult to play against. They spend the last few seasons with fighters on their fourth line, but this offseason they have inked a number of role players that bring more to the table than fighting.
The Maple Leafs signed goaltender James Reimer to a two-year deal worth $4.6 million on Friday.
Reimer, 26, had a tough season in his first year of a timeshare with Jonathan Bernier. He finished the season 12-16-1 with a 3.29 GAA and .911 SV% which included a stretch of five straight losses when Bernier was injured--a time the Leafs really needed Reimer to step-up. Toronto does not look like the place for Reimer long-term so this deal gives the Maple Leafs a high-end back-up to start the season and the ability to trade him if the right offer comes along.
The Maple Leafs signed David Booth to a one-year contract worth $1.1 million.
Booth, 29, recorded nine goals and 10 assists (19 points) in 66 games with the Canucks last season. Booth has had a difficult time staying healthy in recent years. Over the last three season Booth has missed 72 of 212 games (34%). At $1.1 million for one season, Booth is a low-risk signing for the Maple Leafs.
The Maple Leafs and Cody Franson avoid salary arbitration and agree on a one-year, $3.3 million dollar deal.
Franson, 26, played 79 games for the Maple Leafs in 2013-14, collecting 33 points (five goals, 28 assists) with 30 penalty minutes. The 6-5, 213-pound defenceman ranked second in NHL hits (282) and was third on the Leafs in blocked shots (111). He established single-season career highs in assists and points last season.
The Maple Leafs signed restricted free-agent Peter Holland to a two-year deal.
Holland, 23, had five goals and five assists (10 points) in 14 games with the Maple Leafs. He also recorded on goal in four games with the Ducks, before being traded. The former first round pick will almost certainly make the Leafs roster this season.
The Maple Leafs have signed Carter Ashton to a one-year, two-way contract for $850K.
Ashton, 23, split his time between the NHL and AHL last season. He had three assists in 32 games with the Maple Leafs and 23 points (16G / 7A) in 24 games with the Marlies. Next season will likely be much like 2013-14 for Ashton.
The Maple Leafs signed Petri Kontiola to a one-year, $1.1 million dollar deal.
Kontiola, 29, had 12 goals and 22 assists (37 points) with Chelyabinsk Traktor of the KHL last season. The former seventh round pick of the Blackhawks in 2004 had a strong Olympics with Team Finland and will provide the Maple Leafs with some depth down the middle this season.
The Maple Leafs are bringing Leo Komarov back on a four-year deal worth $11.8 million.
Komarov, 27, had four goals and five assists in 42 games in his first stint with the Leafs (2012-13). He tallied 12 goals with 22 assists (34 points) in 52 games with Moscow (KHL) last season, but has brought his physical play back to Toronto for the next four-years.
The Maple Leafs have signed Stephane Robidas to a three-year deal worth $9 million.
Robidas, 37, is a rugged, hard-working defenseman who recorded 10 points (5G / 5A) in 38 games with the Stars and Ducks last season. He broke his leg on two separate occasions, but he is expected to be fine heading into 2014-15. He should replace Tim Gleason on the Leafs blueline.
The Maple Leafs have traded Jerry D'Amigo and a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft to the Columbus Blue Jackets for Matt Frattin.
Frattin, 26, returns to Toronto after he was dealt to the Kings in the Jonathan Bernier trade. After 40 games with Los Angeles he was traded to Columbus in the Marian Gaborik deal. He finished the season with two goals and five assists in 44 total games.
The Maple Leafs traded Carl Gunnarsson to the Blues for Roman Polak and a fourth-round pick.
Polak, 28, is 6-foot-1, 225 lbs. and plays a very safe, stay-at-home defensive style. The Leafs blueline was questionable at times in 2013-14, but now they can slide the physical Polak beside Jake Gardiner or Morgan Rielly and allow them to play more offence while Polak provides a steady presence in the defensive zone.
WInnik is expected to replace the injured Matt Beleskey in game 4 on Saturday night. Beleskey was injured in game 3 and is unable to go tonight, so Winnik will slide back in for the first time since game 6 of the first round.