Toronto Maple Leafs trade forward Leivo to Vancouver Canucks for forward Carcone

Josh Leivo

Josh Leivo

The Leafs loaned forward Travis Dermott to their AHL affiliate Toronto Marlies earlier Monday but head coach Mike Babcock confirmed Dermott would be back with the team for their game Tuesday against the Buffalo Sabres. "I hope he's playing".

After his months-long contract stalemate ended just before the cut-off point for his season on Saturday evening, Nylander will make his return against the visiting Detroit Red Wings on Thursday in Toronto.

If Nylander is eased into the lineup expect Matthews to stay on a line between Patrick Marleau and Kasperi Kapanen.

Leivo, 25, has played in 27 games with Toronto this season, scoring four goals and adding two assists.