The Maple Leafs are willing to part with some of their forwards this offseason.
Toronto is telling teams they are willing to listen to trade offers for center Nazem Kadri and winger Kasperi Kapanen, according to TSN.
The team would want to get a defenseman back for Kapanen and a center for Kadri.
Toronto Maple Leafs bracing for activity. Telling teams they will listen on Kapanen and Kadri. Would need a D back in a Kapanen trade and a centre back for Kadri. Strong sense Connor Brown could go as well.
— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) June 20, 2019
Kadri has three years remaining on the six-year, $27 million deal he signed with Toronto in 2016.
The team is trying to save some money, and considering Kadri has been suspended during the playoffs in each of the last two years, the Maple Leafs may not feel bad about parting with that baggage either.
As for Kapanen, the 22-year-old winger was very good last season scoring a career-high 20 goals and 44 points. But his production slowed down after William Nylander returned following a contract holdout.
He scored six goals after the new year and 10 over his final 49 games in the season. He is also a restricted free agent this year and with Toronto’s need to re-sign Mitch Marner, Kapanen looks to be the odd-man out.
TSN also reports 25-year-old winger Connor Brown could go as well.