Hollweg's days numbered

STEVE BUFFERY, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 1:57 PM ET

The Maple Leafs have placed winger Ryan Hollweg on waivers.

"We put him on waivers with the intention of assigning him to the Marlies or potentially he could get picked up by some (other NHL team)," head coach Ron Wilson said today.

"From our point of view, hopefully he'll clears waivers and he can get a few games in with the Marlies and we'll make a decision in the future on him. But he's not playing here (with the Leafs) and it doesn't do him any good to not get any action. He should go down and play."

The fiesty Hollweg, who was acquired from the New York Rangers in the off-season in exchange for a fifth-round pick in the 2009 entry draft, has played in 25 games, averaging 6:27 minutes, has two assists and 38 minutes in penalties. He was suspended for three games by the NHL after hitting St. Louis forward Alex Pietrangelo from behind on Oct. 13. He has never been a fixture.

Meanwhile, the Maple Leafs organization had placed veteran wingers Bates Battaglia and Boyd Devereaux on re-entry waivers earlier.

"That's what I have to ponder," Wilson said of the two forwards, who have played with the Marlies this season, "whether they stay with the Marlies or we bring one or both guys up."


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