The Maple Leafs have made yet another move to acquire more future assets by dealing defenseman Roman Polak to San Jose.
The Toronto Maple Leafs have sent defenseman Roman Polak and forward Nick Spaling to the San Jose Sharks for forward Raffi Torres, a second round pick in 2017 and a second round pick in 2018.
Polak, 29, has six goals and 16 assists in 111 games with the Maple Leafs and one goal and 11 assists this season – the final year of a five-year, $13.75 million deal he signed with the St. Louis Blues in 2011. He is set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.
Drafted 180th overall by the Blues in 2004, Polak has scored 19 goals and logged 82 assists for 101 points in 535 regular-season games with St. Louis and Toronto.
Spaling, 27, has been plagued by an upper-body injuries this season and has one goal and six assists in 35 games this season. He is also in the final year of his contract, a two-year, $4.4 million deal he signed with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2014.
Torres, 34, will be re-assigned to the San Jose Barracuda of the American Hockey League. He has skated in six games with the Barracuda this season.
The Leafs recalled defenceman Stuat Percy and forward Brandon Leipsic from the AHL’s Toronto Marlies to fill the vacated roster spots.