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The University of Toronto goalkeeper signs a one-day deal with the Maple Leafs

The University of Toronto goalkeeper signs a one-day deal with the Maple Leafs

The 24-year-old Torontonian will serve as a replacement for Jack Campbell, who is automatically set to face senators in Ottawa.

Bishop is a former Saint John C of the Quebec Junior Hockey League. He also briefly played with Quebec Remparts and Val d’Or Fourors. Over the past three years, the University of Toronto has represented Varsity Blues. However, he has not played since February 2020 due to the pandemic.

Bishop’s emergency contract due to a headache facing Maple Leafs.

Forward Auston Matthews is still recovering from wrist surgery. Attorney Justin Hall is showing symptoms of a cold and is waiting for a COVID-19 test result. Goalkeeper Peter Mrazek, who was supposed to play the second violin on Saturday night, picked up a thigh injury. Due to all these absences, the Toronto team had only 12 strikers, 6 defenders and one goalkeeper before signing Bishop.

Nor did the organization have the means to summon goalkeeper Michael Hutchinson from his school club because not a single dollar was available under the salary cap.

Coach Sheldon Keefe couldn’t hear a laugh at the conclusion of Saturday’s morning Leafs training session. Whether you are a coach or a player, you don’t think much about an assistant goalkeeper. It has nothing to do with what we’re focusing on tonight.

Last year, teams could count on a reserve team due to the pandemic. These players did not rely on the team’s payroll and could be called up more easily. However, he’s not around this season, which makes it difficult for teams like the Maple Leafs who have spent every available dollar and have to deal with several absentees.

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