the leafs sent down dermott???? why????

the leafs sent down dermott???? why????

It’s just a paper transaction to open a spot on the active roster for Nylander. Dermott’s one of the only waiver-exempt players they’re carrying on the active roster. This gives them a little time to try and trade somebody like Gauthier or Marincin to open up a permanent spot, before they have to put them on waivers and potentially lose them for nothing.