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Toronto Maple Leafs Need to Keep Their Distance From Jake Virtanen

Jake Virtanen #18 of the Vancouver Canucks skates with the puck during NHL hockey action against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Rogers Arena on March 4, 2021 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)

The Toronto Maple Leafs should have no interest in adding Jake Virtanen to their roster.

On Sunday morning, the Vancouver Canucks announced that Jake Virtanen was “placed on unconditional waivers for the purposes of a buyout.” It’s a move that will make him an unrestricted free agent, available to sign with any team. The Toronto Maple Leafs should not even consider the idea of adding Virtanen.