Unrestricted free-agent goalie Karri Ramo, out since February with a knee injury, is expected to get medical clearance to return to action this week, his agent, Todd Diamond, told ESPN.com.
The Toronto Maple Leafs wasted no time, announcing on Tuesday that they'd signed Ramo to an American Hockey League tryout.
Todd Diamond, Ramo's agent, said Ramo will play a few of the upcoming games for the Marlies and then re-assess where he's at physically.
Diamond added that Ramo remains an unrestricted free agent who can sign with any of the league's 30 teams.
Ramo suffered a torn ACL and meniscus damage in his left knee on Feb. 11 against the San Jose Sharks and has been rehabbing in Toronto. The Maple Leafs placed backup goalie Jhonas Enroth on waivers Monday after Enroth started the season 0-3-1 with a .872 save percentage. Enroth cleared waives on Tuesday.
Ramo split time in goal with the Calgary Flames last season, where he posted a .909 save percentage in 37 games. In 159 career games with the Tampa Bay Lightning and Flames, Ramo has a .906 save percentage.