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Sports Report: Jake Muzzin, Maple Leafs close to four-year extension

21:35  16 february  2020
21:35  16 february  2020 Source:   prohockeyrumors.com

Is Jake Muzzin nearing an extension?

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The Toronto Maple Leafs only have five defensemen on their current roster under contract for next season with Jake Muzzin and Tyson Barrie scheduled The Toronto Sun’s Lance Hornby writes that the Maple Leafs and Muzzin are close to agreeing to a four - year contract, with many suggesting it

Sunday, February 16, 2020 Jake Muzzin , Maple Leafs close to four - year extension : report | Young State The Toronto Maple Leafs only have five defensemen on

a hockey player on the field: Jake Muzzin is reportedly close to signing a long-term deal with the Leafs.© Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports Jake Muzzin is reportedly close to signing a long-term deal with the Leafs.

The Toronto Maple Leafs only have five defensemen on their current roster under contract for next season with Jake Muzzin and Tyson Barrie scheduled to hit unrestricted free agency on July 1. That may be changing.

The Toronto Sun’s Lance Hornby writes that the Maple Leafs and Muzzin are close to agreeing to a four-year contract, with many suggesting it will be in the $5.5M range.

However, that deal may have to wait before it is official. There is a stipulation in the collective bargaining agreement that might force Toronto to wait until March 1 when the ceiling for money allocated towards next season’s salary cap increases, according to Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston, Saturday on Hockey Night in Canada.

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Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman Jake Muzzin (8) skates with the pucks as Arizona Coyotes left wing Lawson Crouse (67) defends during third period TORONTO -- The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed defenceman Jake Muzzin to a four - year contract extension . The new deal carries an annual value

The Maple Leafs and Jake Muzzin are inching closer to a contract extension and will reportedly reach an agreement before the Feb. On Hockey Night in Canada’s Saturday Headlines, Chris Johnston reported that Toronto and Muzzin have already agreed on a four - year extension , in

“You can only commit so much salary to the season following the one you’re in, but that amount goes up by 10 per cent on March 1,” Johnston said. “So it does seem as though the Leafs and Jake Muzzin are on the path here to reaching a contract extension, but I wouldn’t be surprised if everything isn’t signed, sealed and delivered until after that date.”

There has been speculation for weeks on which free agent Toronto should focus on, with Muzzin being the likely candidate. However, the blueliner will turn 31 in five days and there was concern about giving Muzzin, a player who wears two knee braces and has had back surgery earlier in his career, a long-term deal. Even four years would take Muzzin into his age-35 year. However, if the average annual value is close to the rumored $5.5M, then it is only a $1.5M raise, which the team should be able to afford.

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The Maple Leafs announced a new four - year agreement with the left-shot defenseman mere moments after Buzzing for four more years! Jake Muzzin has signed a four - year extension . TSN’s Darren Dreger reports that the deal is heavily front-loaded, which works to maximize the insurance built into

Jake Muzzin signed a four - year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday. The Maple Leafs did not trade defenseman Tyson Barrie, who can become an unrestricted free agent NHL.com staff writer Mike Zeisberger and independent correspondent Dave McCarthy contributed to this report .

Regardless, Muzzin has been a steady defensive influence for a team that desperately needs it. He has just four goals and 16 points on the season, but he carries a plus-six rating while averaging 21:37 of ice time for Toronto. He also has 101 hits and 86 blocked shots, making him a well-rounded defenseman that Toronto needs on the ice.

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