The Toronto Maple Leafs made an important move on Monday when they signed goaltender Jhonas Enroth, securing a veteran back up for their young goaltender Frederik Andersen.
That move however also pushed the Maple Leafs over the salary cap by just under $700,000 a little less than the value of the the $750,000 contract handed out to Enroth. The good news for the Maple Leafs is they have a large number of options to clear up some cap space the question now becomes which options they will exercise and how much cap space will they look to clear.
According to a report from General Fanager, the Leafs can clear a whopping $8.3 million simply by designating players to long term injured reserve, a move that on it;s own would clear space and give them a decent level of flexibility.
There's also the looming question surround Jared Cowen, and whether or not the Leafs will pay him to make his contract go away, a move that would save them $2.8 million.
There decision here will likely be based on where they expect their team to be 3/4 of the way through the season.