Maple Leafs trade: Ryan O'Byrne acquired from Avalanche

Jason O. Watson-US PRESSWIRE

The Leafs don't add a goaltender, but beef up on defense

The Toronto Maple Leafs added someone who will hopefully keep pucks away from their net, and not out of it.

Despite the months and months of rumors swirling around getting Roberto Luongo from Vancouver, and the past week's speculation that the Leafs would acquire Miikka Kiprusoff out of Calgary, the Leafs did nothing to add a goaltender on trade deadline day. It appears that their one move will be sending a fourth-round pick to the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for defenseman Ryan O'Byrne.

O'Byrne is a second-pair, stay-at home defenseman with only a goal and four points on the 2012-13 season, but can kill penalties and play decently in his own end. He is a minus-8 on the season. He is an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season, and his current cap hit his $1.8 million at the end of a 2-year deal. He makes $2 million for the 2012-13 season.

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