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by Paul on 09/09/13 at 08:47 AM ET
from the CP at TSN,
Opportunity brought Mason Raymond and the Toronto Maple Leafs together.
The free-agent left-winger will attend Maple Leafs training camp on a professional tryout contract, something that came together recently as the team recognized there might be room on the roster.
"Obviously we're getting pretty close to camp and we have some opportunities, and he's looking for a chance to prove himself, so it's a pretty good fit," general manager Dave Nonis said Sunday night after the Maple Leafs' final rookie tournament game in London.
"I know Mason very well," Nonis said. "He's another option. He's an NHL forward, he's scored 25 goals in this league. He's only 27 years old. He's got great foot speed, which is something that will give Randy (Carlyle) some more options."
from Harvey Fialkov of the Sun Sentinel,
The Panthers, already thin at goaltending, received more bad news Sunday as General Manager Dale Tallon announced that backup goalie Scott Clemmensen underwent arthroscopic knee surgery last week.
Clemmensen, who turned 36 in July, is coming off one of the worst seasons of his 11-year career, that also began with a knee operation in the preseason. He finished with a 3-7-2 mark and a lofty 3.67 goals-against-average. He injured the knee while training last month, but could be back by the season opener on Oct. 3....
Tallon said he will be shopping for a veteran free-agent goalie, but there is no indication that the Panthers are considering bringing back veteran free agent Jose Theodore, 36, who's still available and lives in the area.
"There will be a lot of transactions during this training camp,'' Tallon said between periods of the Panthers-Lightning rookie game Sunday afternoon at Savelogy.com Iceplex. "We're looking at every possibility, the waiver wire, trades, free agents, whatever we can do to improve.''
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