One too many failed back checks. At least for now.
As healthy as they have been all season, the Toronto Maple Leafs have decided that winger Nick Ritchie is the odd man out, placing him on waivers Thursday. The intent is to stash the high(ish)-earning winger on the taxi squad in the event that he clears, Terry Koshan of the Toronto Sun reports.
Toronto will accrue just over $1 million in cap space if successful with the move.