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Philadelphia Flyers Monster Right Shot Defenseman Reportedly Linked To Atlantic Division Team

Published December 7, 2023 at 7:06 PM
BY SAMER

Philadelphia Flyers Monster Right Shot Defenseman Reportedly Linked To The Toronto Maple Leafs

It's no secret the Toronto Maple Leafs are actively seeking a defenseman to address their defensive issues, espescially since being hit with some major injuries. While the focus has been mainly on Chris Tanev of the Calgary Flames, recent reports indicate interest in Rasmus Ristolainen of the Philadelphia Flyers has picked up.

Update: The Leafs looked at Philadelphia's Rasmus Ristolainen, but the Flyers, content with their team's performance, aren't keen on letting him go.

-Elliotte Friedman




According to Elliotte Friedman, the Leafs have already explored the possibility of acquiring Ristolainen but the Flyers off to a strong start, they are reluctant to part ways with him.

Elliotte Friedman reported in his 32 Thoughts column this morning that Toronto has shown interest in Rasmus Ristolainen.

«I don't believe the #Flyers are eager to give him away, and there's no rush for them to do anything while their group is playing well.»

Ristolainen has a $5.1M cap hit through 2027.


In a desperate move, the Leafs find themselves in need of a defenseman, especially with the season-ending injury to John Klingberg, who is set to undergo hip surgery.

Feel bad for Klingberg and wish him a speedy recovery post season!

Go get Tanev.


This unfortunate development, coupled with other defensive injuries, has pushed the Leafs into a situation where they must aggressively pursue a reliable blueliner capable of handling significant minutes down the stretch.
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