Maple Leafs sign free agent D Roman Polak to pro tryout deal
Toronto Maple Leafs' Roman Polak reacts at the final buzzer following third period NHL hockey action against the Tampa Bay Lightning, in Toronto on Thursday, April 6, 2017. The Leafs lost to the Lightning 4-1. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
The Canadian Press
Published Thursday, September 14, 2017 10:36AM EDT
TORONTO - The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed free agent defenceman Roman Polak to a professional tryout.
The 31-year-old blue-liner could give the club needed depth on defence.
Polak is coming off a gruesome leg injury during last spring's playoffs with Toronto.
The Czech recorded four goals and seven assists in 75 regular-season games in 2016-17.
He became an unrestricted free agent July 31.
Known as PTOs, professional tryouts come with no job security but give players with no contract a chance to prove they deserve one.