Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Toronto Claims Green

The Toronto Maple Leafs have claimed forward Travis Green off waivers from the Anaheim Ducks.

Green will cost Toronto $500,000 against the salary cap, which is not much when you are bringing in a player who has more than 900 NHL games to his credit. This will be Green's second stint with the Blue and White.

Green will add some stability to a depleted Leaf lineup after not being given much of a shot of cracking the lineup in Anaheim. The Maple Leafs have suffered injuries to five of their top eight forwards.

Green has previously played with Anaheim, Boston, Toronto, Phoenix and the New York Islanders. His strengths lie in the defensive forward role; a strong faceoff man and good penalty killer.

Erik Westrum was sent down as a result of the Travis Green aquisition.

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