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Free agent goaltender told Czech Republic news outlet ISport that he will spend training camp with the Toronto Maple Leafs on a professional tryout contract.
“I definitely want to go back to the NHL. I’ve been dealing with a couple of teams, and we’ve agreed with Toronto, so I’m going to try out to the Maple Leafs,” Neuvirth said, per a Google translation.
Neuvirth appeared in just seven games with the Philadelphia Flyers last season due to injury, posting a 1-4-1 record with a .859 save percentage and a 4.27 goals-against average. He allowed three goals and posted a win in his lone AHL game last season.
The 31-year-old is a veteran of 257 career NHL games, owning a 105-93-26 record with a .910 save percentage and a 2.71 GAA. He is coming off a two-year, $5 million contract with the Flyers.
Neuvirth entered the league as a second round pick of the Washington Capitals in 2006 and has played for the Capitals, Buffalo Sabres, New York Islanders and Flyers in his career.