Denis Malgin was traded by the Florida Panthers to the Toronto Maple Leafs for Mason Marchment on Wednesday afternoon. Malgin has 12 points in 36 games this season and 60 points (28 goals, 32 assists) in 184 games through four NHL seasons, all with Florida. Malgin had been asking for a trade all season and finally, he got his wish. Each forward will be a restricted free agent on July 1.
The @MapleLeafs have acquired forward Denis Malgin from Florida in exchange for Mason Marchment.
— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) February 19, 2020
The move makes sense for the Leafs after it was reported that the team will be without Andreas Johnsson for the remainder of the season as he is out for 6 months following knee surgery. Malgin can go up and down the lineup and is just having a bad season. Low-risk high reward move for Kyle Dubas who was feeling the heat last night on Twitter.