Maple Leafs trading Mikhail Grabovski?

Mark J. Miller
Scoop Du Jour

The NHL trade deadline is on Feb. 27, but the Toronto Maple Leafs' locker room is already thick with rumors of who is going where for what, according to the Toronto Sun.

On Monday, Mikhail Grabovski and Clarke MacArthur both finished discussing trade rumors with reporters at different ends of the locker room nearly simultaneously, the Sun notes.

East German native Grabovski, an assistant captain, has been with the Leafs since 2008, but there have been no serious discussions of an extension with GM Brian Burke even though he becomes an unrestricted free agent this summer, the Sun reports.

"It's my home right now, you know?" Grabovski said, according to the Sun. "If they want me here, I appreciate it. My job is to work hard and give my best on the ice. I think more about hockey than about my future. I know if I play well, I can stay with the same team."

Grabovski has 16 goals and 16 assists so far this season.

Some of the players the Maple Leafs "have been linked to," according to the Sun, are Ryan Getzlaf and Bobby Ryan of the Anaheim Ducks, Ales Hemsky of the Edmonton Oilers, Tuomo Ruutu of the Carolina Hurricanes, and Ryan Clowe of the San Jose Sharks.


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