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Leafs Acquire Backup Goalie

The Toronto Maple Leafs have found their latest backup for goaltender Frederik Andersen.

The Leafs announced that they've claimed goaltender Curtis McElhinney on waivers Tuesday after he was waived by the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday.

The 33 year old goalie was waived just two days after his worst performance of the season, giving up five goals on 34 shots in a 5-4 loss to the New York Rangers.

Despite the poor outing, the 33 year old backup goalie has been pretty good in his backup role so far this season with a 2-1-2 record to go along with 2.39 goals against average and .924 save percentage.

His career numbers are a little less flattering with 45-59-12 record along with a 2.96 goals against average and .905 save percentage.

He will try and provide some rest for Andersen who has started 33 of the Leafs 39 games this season. Andersen had a bit of a rough start to the season, but has since recovered and now holds a 17-9-7 record along with a 2.69 goals against average and .918 save percentage.

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