Greening was placed on waivers by the Maple Leafs on Sunday, Bob McKenzie of TSN reports. Generally, Greening is a fringe NHL player but he saw extensive action with the Maple Leafs (30 games) in 2015-16 due to an onslaught of injuries for the club. The group has now returned to nearly full health, and the 30-year-old failed to secure a spot with the team.
Greening netted a goal and added an assist in 17:33 of ice time in Thursday's 4-3 win over the Flyers. April has apparently been the month that Greening was waiting for, as he now has goals in three of his last four games. Unfortunately for the Leafs, the timing couldn't be worse, as they have only one game remaining and nothing to play for the. Greening will have plenty of opportunities in the Leafs next game against the Devils to finish the season on a high note.
Greening had two goals in Toronto's 4-3 loss to Florida on Monday night. One came on the power play. The tall Newf has 13 points in 27 games for the Leafs this season. Greening is a role player at this point in his career and that means there's minimal fantasy value in his game. But he does have three goals in his last two games and may get more opportunities with Nazem Kadri suspended.
Greening was called back up by the Leafs on Monday, Kevin McGran of the Toronto Star reports. Just sent down Sunday, Greening comes right back to the Leafs along with a wave of young players. The speedy forward is projected to return to a third-line role in which he'll continue holding minimal fantasy value.
Greening was assigned to AHL Toronto on Sunday, Chris Johnston of Sportsnet reports. Greening made eight appearances with the Leafs following his Feb. 9 acquisition from the Senators, tallying one goal and two assists on 18 shot attempts. His demotion could signal that the Leafs expect to have at least one of Tyler Bozak (head) or Milan Michalek (finger) back in the fold for Monday's game against the Lightning.
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