Trevor Smith C TOR 1 month ago

Smith signed a two-year contract Wednesday with Bern of the Swiss Elite League, Chris Johnston of Sportsnet reports.

Despite suiting up in 54 games in the NHL last season with the Maple Leafs, Smith wasn't likely to command much interest in free agency on anything more than a two-way deal. As a result, he'll opt to head to Europe, where he likely received a more lucrative offer. At 30 years old, Smith could still surface in the NHL again somewhere down the line.

Trevor Smith C TOR 4 months ago

Smith (upper body) didn't partake in morning skate and appears slated to miss Wednesday's match against the Blue Jackets.

Smith was held out of the Leafs' previous game Sunday versus the Senators due to the injury. Peter Holland will step in for him to pivot Toronto's third line.

Trevor Smith C TOR 4 months ago

Smith left Saturday's game against the Bruins with what the Leafs are calling an upper-body injury.

No word on the severity yet, but for now chalk it up as yet another verse in the sad song that's been the Leafs' season.

Trevor Smith C TOR 4 months ago

Smith (undisclosed) returned to the lineup Saturday against the Senators, logging 16:23 of ice time.

Smith missed only one game due to the injury. The center has seen increased minutes in recent contests, but as expected, it hasn't translated to much production. He only has five points and 44 shots on goal over 51 games this season.

Trevor Smith C TOR 4 months ago

Smith (undisclosed) returned to practice Friday, Terry Koshan of the Toronto Sun reports.

Smith missed Thursday's game against the Panthers due to the injury, but his return to practice suggests a long-term absence was off the table. The Leafs reassigned Greg McKegg back to AHL Toronto earlier Friday, which suggests the Leafs likely expect to have Smith back for Saturday's match with the Senators.

Trevor Smith C TOR 4 months ago

Smith (undisclosed) was not spotted at Thursday's morning skate, Jonas Siegel of TSN 1050 reports.

With Smith (who missed Wednesday's practice) presumably out for Thursday's game against the Panthers, look for Greg McKegg to join the team's forward mix for the contest.

Trevor Smith C TOR 4 months ago

Smith missed Wednesday's practice with an undisclosed injury and is uncertain to play Thursday against the Panthers, Terry Koshan of the Toronto Sun reports.

Coach Peter Horachek suggested that Smith was still "banged up" following Monday's loss to the Wild. Smith will likely be reevaluated Thursday morning before the team reaches a final verdict on his availability against the Panthers. The center has only two goals and five points in 50 games this season.

Trevor Smith C TOR 5 months ago

Smith (lower body) is expected to return to the lineup Tuesday against the Panthers, Paul Hendrick of Leafs TV reports.

Smith hasn't appeared in a game since Feb. 14 due to an injury. As the Leafs' fourth-line center, point-gathering opportunities are scarce for Smith, and he doesn't do much to supplement his value outside of the non-scoring categories, either.

Trevor Smith C TOR 5 months ago

Smith (lower body) could be ready to play Sunday against the Capitals, Mark Masters of TSN reports.

Smith has been practicing with the Maple Leafs for several days, and while he won't warrant lineup consideration for Saturday's game against the Canadiens, the team could turn to him for the second game of its back-to-back set. The 30-year-old has occupied a fourth-line role for the Maple Leafs this season, contributing four points, eight PIM, and 58 hits over 40 games.

Trevor Smith C TOR 5 months ago

Smith (lower body) was able to get back on the ice for Toronto's optional morning skate on Saturday, Paul Hendrick of Leafs TV reports.Smith has already been ruled out from a return to action for either of the Maple Leafs' two games this weekend, but the fact that he was able to get back on the ice for the first time since sustaining the injury is certainly a positive development. His next opportunity to play will be Feb. 26 against the Flyers.