On the day the Leafs lost their No. 1 netminder they added two experienced goaltenders to their roster.
Hours after claiming Martin Gerber off waivers from Ottawa and announcing Vesa Toskala’s season was finished, the Maple Leafs swung a deal with Tampa Bay for goaltender Olaf Kolzig.
Along with Kolzig, the Leafs add defencemen Jamie Heward and Andy Rogers as well as a fourth-round pick in exchange for defenceman Richard Petiot.
Kolzig (upper body) and Heward (concussion) are currently on injured reserve while Rogers is in the minors.
Kolzig who is considering retirement at season’s end was signed as a free agent by the Lightning last summer for $1.5 million. Heward is on the books for $450,000.
It is essentially believed that the Leafs made the trade for the draft pick while they will be absorbing salary for the cash-strapped Lightning.