Conor Timmins was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs from the Arizona Coyotes on Wednesday for a forward prospect Curtis Douglas.
Timmons, a 24-year-old defenseman, had no points in two games with the Coyotes this season. A second-round pick (No. 32) by the Colorado Avalanche in the 2017 NHL Draft, Timmins has seven assists in 41 regular-season games for the Avalanche and Coyotes and no points in 12 Stanley Cup Playoff games.
Douglas, 22, was a fourth-round pick (No. 106) by the Dallas Stars in the 2018 NHL Draft. He had 34 points (13 goals, 21 assists) in 67 games with the Toronto Marlies, the Maple Leafs’ American Hockey League affiliate last season and one assist in 13 games with them this season.
The Maple Leafs are currently without three of their top defensemen. Morgan Rielly was placed on long-term injured reserve on Tuesday because of a knee injury; Jake Muzzin is on LTIR with a cervical spine injury and will be re-evaluated in February; and TJ Brodie has missed the past five games with an oblique injury.
Toronto (10-5-5) visits the New Jersey Devils on Wednesday (7 pm ET; SNE, SNO, SNP, MSG, MSGSN2, ESPN+, SN NOW). The Coyotes (6-9-2) play at the Carolina Hurricanes (7 pm ET; BSSO, BSAZ, ESPN+, SN NOW).