NHL Rumors: Toronto Maple Leafs Talking Another Huge Trade

The Toronto Maple Leafs are not done and expect to see the team very active on Monday leading up to the 3pm trade deadline. While money has been an issue of late, it turns out some injury problems could actually help out when it comes to facilitating trades.

Kase could be put on LTIR which would free the Leafs of an additional $1.25 million on the cap. The biggest hurdle is the uncertainty of two things, a Petr Mrazek trade and Jake Muzzin coming back to the team before the end of the regular season. 

The Maple Leafs have been busy of late acquiring Colin Blackwell and Mark Giordano from the Seattle Kraken on Sunday and in terms of their next target, look for the team to circle back on a couple of big names including Marc-Andre Fleury of the Chicago Blackhawks (who has since been dealt to the Minnesota Wild) and defenseman Jakob Chychrun of the Arizona Coyotes. General manager Kyle Dubas is not open to moving any first-round draft picks but apparently is very willing to include as many prospects as needed to complete a deal. Some other targets include Conor Garland of the Vancouver Canucks, Justin Braun and Travis Konecny of the Philadelphia Flyers and potentially John Gibson of the Anaheim Ducks.

Goaltending, depth on defense and a second-line left-winger continue to be the focus of the Maple Leafs. It's unknown at this point if they will be able to land all three on deadline day, but one thing's for sure, management will be doing whatever it takes to try and make it happen.

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