Toronto continues to try and figure out what to do with their roster of misfits and in that process will place 27-year-old winger Mark Arcobello on waivers, the team has confirmed to Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston on Thursday.
The Leafs signed Arcobello on July 1 as free agency opened, bringing him into the One-Year Contract Army of guys battling to prove themselves and get traded to a contender. Unfortunately the success of guys like Byron Froese may mean that Arcobello and Peter Holland will get waived or moved sooner than expected.
It’s both their success and the lack of impact Arcobello has had on the Leafs so far, putting up no points and just 12 shots through seven games with the team.
In his career arc, Arcobello has been something of a late bloomer, playing his first full NHL season last year at age 26. He was nonetheless effective, scoring 17 goals and 14 assists through 77 games despite playing for four different teams.
Since last October, Arcobello has donned the jersey of the Edmonton, Pittsburgh, Nashville, Arizona, and Toronto. If he’s claimed off waivers by another team (New Jersey, anyone?) that will make six teams in roughly 13 months.
Someone needs to call up Elias and see if that’s a record.
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