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SURPRISE: the Leafs sign a player during the series against the Bruins

Published April 29, 2024 at 10:59

With Auston Matthews' injury or illness, Nikita Grebyonkin arrives as a reinforcement and he should replace a very well-known name to hockey fans.

The Toronto Maple Leafs have indeed just signed a young forward, in the middle of the first-round series against the Boston Bruins.

Nikita Grebyonkin has just signed with Toronto

See the announcement in question.

«Nikita Grebyonkin has signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Leafs. This takes effect immediately.» - Chris Johnston, TSN

They had done the same thing with a certain Matthew Knies.

Grebyonkin, 20 years old, a Leafs pick in 2022, had a superb season in the KHL and he is exciting a lot of Toronto fans.

He amassed 41 points, including 19 goals, in 67 games.

According to what is circulating, he could be sent to the lineup as early as tomorrow and he could replace Auston Matthews or Ryan Reaves, depending on the health status of Matthews.

More details will follow.

To make things worse Auston Matthews was absent from practice today, sparking speculation about his availability for the upcoming game.

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