Morin was dealt to the Sharks on Saturday along with goalie James Reimer. In exchange, the Maple Leafs will receive forward Ben Smith, goalie Alex Stalock and a conditional fourth-round draft choice in 2018.

Morin, a former second-round pick, has failed to earn a full-time role in the NHL since entering the league with the Blackhawks in 2010-11. The Sharks have a strong core within the top six, but the bottom lines are rather fluid and include fellow newcomer Nick Spaling, who also was recently acquired from the Leafs. Morin's ability to play either the left or right wing bodes well for his chances of becoming a regular for Team Teal.

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