Josh Leivo seems to have finally had enough of his limited ice time with the Maple Leafs, and has reportedly asked to be dealt.
Hockey Night in Canada panelist Nick Kypreos reported the trade request during Saturday’s “Headlines” segment, noting that Leivo has told GM Lou Lamoriello that if the team isn’t going to use him, he’d like to go somewhere else.
Despite boasting a lot of skill and proving quite effective when called upon over the past two seasons, Leivo has managed to dress in only 25 games since the start of 2016-17, including 12 this season. In those contests, he’s tallied 13 points despite very limited ice time—averaging just 11:46.
Since the start of last season, Leivo has notched 2.03 primary points per 60, which ranks only behind Auston Matthews among Maple Leafs skaters.
The NHL’s trade deadline is Feb 26.
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