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Report: Maple Leafs will not bring Joseph back

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6/9/2009 3:10:42 PM
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The Toronto Maple Leafs will not bring Curtis Joseph back for the 2009-10 season, reports the Toronto Sun.

General manager Brian Burke told the newspaper the Maple Leafs will look for another option as their backup goaltender in the coming season.

"Great service as a Leaf," Burke told the Sun on Monday. "But we are moving on."

Joseph told CFTO on Tuesday he had not heard anything from the Maple Leafs regarding the matter.

There has been some speculation the veteran goaltender will retire this summer. Last season Joseph was 5-9-1 with a 3.57 GAA and .869 save percentage over his 21 games.

With regards to the Maple Leafs' goaltending situation, they have expressed interest in Swedish free agent Jonas Gustavsson. There are several teams interested in Gustavsson's services.

According to the Sun, Burke hinted that if he is unable to sign Gustavsson he could look to the free agent market to find a back-up for starter Vesa Toskala.

Curtis Joseph (Photo: Graig Abel/NHLI via Getty Images)

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(Photo: Graig Abel/NHLI via Getty Images)
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