Leafs trade goalie Tellqvist to Phoenix for agitator Tyson Nash

Tellqvist, 27, appeared in only one game with the Leafs this season, a 2-1 loss to New Jersey on Nov. 16. He was 16-16-2 with the Leafs for his career with a 3.01 goals-against average and .895 save percentage. J.S. Aubin came in late last season and moved ahead of Tellqvist in the pecking order. Aubin has been the backup to Andrew Raycroft this season.

Nash, 31, has spent the season with San Antonio of the AHL where he had six goals and six assists in 19 games. Known throughout his career as an agitator, the 5-11, 191-pound Nash has 64 points (27-37) and 673 penalty minutes in 374 career NHL games with St. Louis and Phoenix.

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Also Tuesday, Maple Leafs defenceman Jay Harrison cleared NHL waivers and was assigned to the AHL’s Toronto Marlies.

The 24-year-old appeared in five games with the Leafs this season, posting a minus-5 rating and six penalty minutes. He has one assist and eight penalty minutes in 13 career NHL games.