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Report: Maple Leafs, Kessel discussing extension

Monday, 09.30.2013 / 10:39 PM / News

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Report: Maple Leafs, Kessel discussing extension
Sportsnet.ca reported Monday that negotiations on a contract extension between Phil Kessel's agent and the Toronto Maple Leafs were taking place ahead of Tuesday's regular-season opener against the Montreal Canadiens.

Phil Kessel could get the contract he is seeking before the Toronto Maple Leafs open the 2013-14 season Tuesday night.

Sportsnet.ca reported Monday that negotiations on a contract extension between Kessel's agent and the Maple Leafs were taking place ahead of Tuesday's regular-season opener against the Montreal Canadiens.

The 26-year-old forward is now in the final season of a contract that pays him $5.4 million per year. Sportsnet.ca's Chris Johnston reported Monday that Kessel could make as much as $8 million per season for eight years in a new deal.

Kessel led the Maple Leafs with 52 points (20 goals, 32 assists) in 48 games last season. He had four goals in seven games in Toronto's first-round loss to the Boston Bruins in the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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