The Toronto Maple Leafs have sold Dennis Malgin to the Colorado Avalanche for Dryden Hunt.
The trade took place just before the NHL roster freeze, which begins at 11:59 p.m. ET on Monday.
Malgin has two goals and four points in 23 games with the Maple Leafs this season. He spent the previous two seasons playing in the Swiss league, and scored 21 goals and 52 points in 48 games for Zurich last season.
The 25-year-old, who was a fourth-round draft pick by the Florida Panthers in 2015, has 30 goals and 64 points in 215 games. He is a pending unrestricted free agent and carries a cap of $750,000 this season.
Hunt, 27, has played 28 games this season for the Avalanche and New York Rangers, scoring two goals. He has 14 goals and 42 points in 193 regular season games during his six-year career in the NHL with the Panthers, Arizona Coyotes, Rangers, and Avalanche.
Hunt was originally signed by the Panthers in 2016 as an undrafted free agent. Hunt is also a suspended UFA player with a maximum earnings of $762,500 this season.
Jarnkrok in practice for the Maple Leafs
Monday’s trade ended forward Kale Jarnkreuk’s return to the Maple Leafs.
Jarnkrock, who was sidelined with a hip injury, skated Monday with John Tavares and Mitch Marner, taking back Malgin’s spot.
In 24 games so far this season, the 31-year-old has scored five goals and four assists for nine points.
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