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Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Dave Nonis spoke with the agent for Calgary Flames goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff on Monday and likely will speak directly to Kiprusoff on Tuesday, according to TSN's Darren Dreger.
This comes on the heels of multiple outlets reporting Monday that the Maple Leafs were granted permission by the Flames to speak to Kiprusoff, who is likely to be dealt before the NHL Trade Deadline passes Wednesday.
Clowe, who has a no-trade clause in his contract, is scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent following the season and multiple media outlets have reported Monday that a trade is imminent.
"I'm aware of what's going on and anything happening with me has to go through me, so we'll see," Clowe said, according to the San Jose Mercury News.
Clowe did not say if he thought a trade would happen Monday or at least before the deadline at 3 p.m. ET on Wednesday.
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