The Toronto Maple Leafs are expected to announce that goaltender Jeff Glass will be attending training camp on a professional tryout (PTO) contract, The Globe and Mail’s Jeff Mirtle reported on Friday.
The move presumably would be made in order to secure goaltenders at Leafs training camp set to open in Halifax, Nova Scotia, during the World Cup of Hockey tournament taking place from Sept. 17 to Oct. 1. The Leafs will be without the team’s top two goaltenders, Frederik Andersen and Jhonas Enroth, who will each be members of World Cup rosters.
Andersen was acquired by the Maple Leafs earlier this summer in a trade from the Anaheim Ducks and signed to a five-year deal, immediately becoming the team’s number one goaltender in the process. Andersen is a member of Team Europe’s roster for the World Cup tournament, joining goalies Jaroslav Halak and Thomas Greiss.
On Monday, the Leafs signed Enroth to a one-year, $750,000 contract, and is expected to backup Andersen after playing the same role behind Jonathan Quick last season with the Los Angeles Kings. Earlier on Friday, Enroth was added to Team Sweden’s World Cup roster to replace Robin Lehner.
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Glass, 30, was originally drafted by the Ottawa Senators 89th overall at the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. After stints in the Senators’ minor league system, Glass signed with Kontinental Hockey League’s Barys Astana and has played the last seven seasons in the KHL.
At the 2015 Spengler Cup in Davos, Switzerland, Glass was a member of Canada’s Spengler Cup title team.