The Toronto Maple Leafs have acquired defenceman Conor Timmins from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for forward Curtis Douglas.

The 24-year-old Timmins has three assists through six games with the Tucson Roadrunners this season. He has also skated in two games with Arizona.Montreal Canadiens Pelipaita

The Maple Leafs are in need of defensive depth after losing their top three rearguards to injury. Jake Muzzin (neck) and Morgan Rielly (knee) are on long-term injured reserve, while T.J. Brodie is out with an injured oblique.Likaa hylkivä jääkiekkopaita

The Leafs recalled defencemen Mac Hollowell and Victor Mete from the American Hockey League’s Toronto Marlies on Tuesday to help shore up the defensive corps.

Timmins, a Thorold, Ont., native, has posted 34 points (four goals, 30 assists) through 52 career AHL games split between Tucson and the Colorado Eagles.

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