Lee Stempniak now a Toronto Maple Leaf

From the Toronto Star:

The Maple Leafs made a three-player trade on Monday, with the team acquiring St. Louis Blues forward Lee Stempniak for defenceman Carlo Colaiacovo and forward Alex Steen.

The 25-year-old Stempniak has three goals and 10 assists in 14 games with St. Louis, averaging 19:28 of ice time.

The native of Buffalo was originally St. Louis’ 7th choice, 148th overall, in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. He had his best year in 2006-07 when he scored 27 goals and 25 assists in 82 games.

Will he debut tonight?

As for Stempniak, he cleared his physical with Toronto’s doctors but the Leafs couldn’t yet be certain that he’d be able to suit up tonight. They have to wait for word that Alex Steen and Carlo Colaiacovo, the two players Toronto sent to St. Louis in exchange for the winger, have passed their physicals with the Blues.

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