Maple Leafs claim Alexey Marchenko off waivers

Photo by Andrew Knapik/MiHockey

Photo by Andrew Knapik/MiHockey

 

By @MichaelCaples –

The Red Wings tried to send Alexey Marchenko down to the minors.

He won’t be arriving in Grand Rapids, however.

The Toronto Maple Leafs claimed the young defenseman on waivers today, meaning he’s no longer with the Red Wings’ organization.

The news was first reported by Hockey Night in Canada’s Elliotte Friedman.

 

Marchenko, 25, had played in 30 games with the Wings this season. He collected no goals, six assists and a +6 rating.

Originally a seventh-round pick of the Wings in 2011, he played in 13 games with Detroit in 2014-15, and 66 games last season.