The Toronto Maple Leafs have found a backup to Frederik Andersen.
The club claimed Curtis McElhinney on waivers a day after he was waived by the Columbus Blue Jackets, according to Sportsnet's Chris Johnston.
McElhinney was placed on waivers by the Blue Jackets on Monday, two days after the 33-year-old turned in his worst performance of the season, allowing five goals on 34 shots in a 5-4 loss to the New York Rangers.
Outside of the blunder, McElhinney has been a model of consistency for the Blue Jackets this season, going 2-1-2 in seven games while posting a 2.39 goals-against average and .924 save percentage.
As for the Maple Leafs, the team acquires a more experienced and reliable backup for Andersen a day after it was reported that the club wasn't actively seeking a backup goalie.
Andersen has dressed in 33 of the Maple Leafs 39 games this season, going 17-9-7 with a 2.69 goals-against average and a .918 save percentage.
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