Curtis Glencross and Devin Setoguchi, two players with multiple quality NHL seasons under their belts, were on the list of those released by the Maple Leafs Sunday. Mitchell Marner, the club’s selection at fourth overall in this year’s draft, was sent back to his junior team as well.
Setoguchi meanwhile was trying to rebuild both his reputation and career with his camp invite in Toronto. The veteran forward, who appeared in just 12 games with the Flames last season before being sent down to the minors, checked himself into rehab after the season. It may be difficult for him to find work at the NHL level even after his efforts to improve off the ice considering the steep decline in his play over the last few years. At 28, however, there’s still time for him to get back into the mix eventually.