The Toronto Maple Leafs acquired Anaheim Ducks defenseman Ilya Lyubushkin on Thursday night in a three-way trade that also involved the Carolina Hurricanes.

Anaheim received Toronto's 2025 third-round pick and retained 50% of Lyubushkin's salary. Carolina received a 2024 sixth-round pick to retain 50% of Lyubushkin's remaining salary. Hence, the Maple Leafs will have only $687,500 count against their salary cap for the veteran defenseman, leaving them with flexibility ahead of the March 8 NHL trade deadline.