Goaltender Calvin Pickard cleared waivers Friday and was quickly traded by general manager George McPhee to the Toronto Maple Leafs.
In return for Pickard, the Leafs sent forward Tobias Lindberg. He will be assigned to the Chicago Wolves, the Knights’ AHL affiliate. The Knights also received a sixth-round draft pick for 2018.
Lindberg spent last season with American Hockey League’s Toronto Marlies, recording 16 points (six goals, 10 assists) in 44 games. During the 2015-16 season, he appeared in six games for the Maple Leafs and recorded two assists. He was drafted in the fourth round (102nd overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft by the Ottawa Senators.
Pickard started two games for the Golden Knights during the preseason, going 0-1-1 with a 4.00 goals-against average. Pickard was acquired by the Knights in the 2017 expansion draft from the Colorado Avalanche.