Maple Leafs could trade Bozak before deadline

Elliotte Friedman and George Stroumboulopoulos discuss the latest news around the hockey world, including Evander Kane’s situation and the talks surrounding the Maple Leafs as trade deadline approaches.

The Toronto Maple Leafs are expected to be among the busiest teams at the NHL’s March 2 trade deadline.

Damien Cox reported, via Elliotte Friedman, during the Headlines portion of Hockey Night in Canada that the Maple Leafs are nowhere near close to coming to terms with pending unrestricted free agents Cody Franson, Mike Santorelli and Daniel Winnik and that all three could be dealt.

In addition to Franson, Santorelli and Winnik, centre Tyler Bozak’s name is out there and could potentially be moved by the deadline, according to Cox.



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Bozak has spent his entire NHL career with the Maple Leafs. The 28-year-old Regina native has three years remaining on his contract with an annual salary cap hit of $4.2 million.

Cox also reports that Dave Nonis will remain the team’s general manager through the trade deadline despite the fact there is some uncertainty surrounding his future with the organization.