Toronto Maple Leafs Shopping Three Players for Trades

The Toronto Maple Leafs keep working the phones trying to complete a deal before Monday's trade deadline. General manager Kyle Dubas is willing to trade high draft picks or prospects and reportedly have also been open to moving forwards Alexander Kerfoot, Pierre Engvall and defenseman Travis Dermott.

The Leafs have been in contact with several teams including the Buffalo Sabres, Los Angeles Kings, San Jose Sharks, St Louis Blues, Philadelphia Flyers and Calgary Flames. The Leafs are close to the cap this season and next and are open to getting Kerfoot's $3.5 million off the books for the next couple of years. 

One of the reasons behind the Leafs trying to see if they can clear money this trade deadline is the fact Zach Hyman is having a career season and is a pending free-agent. With a ton of money tied into four players already, the Leafs are trying to get creative to keep Hyman around for the foreseeable future.

Dubas has been clear prospect Rasmus Sandin is the only untouchable when it comes to prospects as the organization expects him to play for the big club sometime in the second half of the season. This in turn would make Dermott expendable. 

Keep an eye on the Leafs as they are in on everyone including Taylor Hall, Scott Laughton, David Rittich, Tyler Bozak and Nick Foligno. Exciting times for Leafs Nation.

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