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Maple Leafs reportedly place two forwards and a defenseman on the trading block


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Ryan Smitheram
July 6, 2024  (9:56)
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Calle Jarnkrok may have played his last game as a Leaf
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Maple Leafs blueliner Timothy Liljegren has been on the trading block for several weeks, and now the Leafs are willing to move two veteran forwards as well.

Prior to the draft, it was revealed by The Fourth Period's David Pagnotta that the Leafs were willing to trade Timothy Liljegren to free up some needed cap space.
More recently, the Leafs signed Liljegren to a two-year extension that will see him earn $3M per season, avoiding arbitration and making him more appealing to other teams. Now, according to TSN's Chris Johnston, the Leafs are also willing to move on from forwards Calle Jarnkrok and David Kampf to create additional cap space as well.
"They would look at moving Kampf, Jarnkrok, or Timothy Liljegren in the right deal. I should be very clear, that is not to say they are trying to get rid of them at all costs, but I think that because of the Leafs' salary cap, they are pretty tight up against it," said Johnston on the latest edition of 'The CJ Show'. "Really, at this point of the off-season, their blueline looks different, [they] obviously made the move in net, but I think they will have to get creative to address any changes they want to make at forward."

Johnston emphasized that the Leafs are not simply trying to offload them for scraps to free up cap space, but they're definitely willing to listen to potential offers.
"Those types of players could be had, but I don't have any reason to believe anything is close or will happen. Entering this offseason, they were open-minded about that. The reason those players have the contracts they do, they do provide a function. It's just, if they could upgrade by moving those players to create the cap room, I think they do so."

Jarnkrok has two years left on his current deal, while Kampf has three seasons left. Jarnkrok's deal carries a cap hit of $2.1M per season and Kampf's carries a $2.4M cap hit per season.
With both players having modified no-trade clauses with 10-team no-trade lists, they may have the ability to control their destiny, at least somewhat.
Source - Puckpedia - Leafs cap situation
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Maple Leafs reportedly place two forwards and a defenseman on the trading block

Which of Liljegren, Kampf or Jarnkrok are the Leafs most likely to move this summer?

Liljegren38335.7 %
Jarnkrok24823.1 %
Kampf32830.5 %
None of the above11510.7 %
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