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Can the Maple Leafs afford to re-sign Ilya Mikheyev?

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One of the big questions for the Toronto Maple Leafs this summer can be, can they afford to re-signal Mikheyev to a new agreement or unfastened him to agent frenzy in July?

Fox of Sportsnet reviews Mikheyev did a trade final summer season. Reports are he was satisfied with the his fellow teammates however felt he needed a change of scenery for the opportunity to produce extra.

Mikheyev has produced this 12 months gambling in a 3rd line role and on pace for a 20 intention season. Fox indicates Mikheyev’s cost have to fall between $4 million and $five million yearly at the loose agent market.

Even if Mikheyev’s looks to take a coloration much less to re-signal with the Leafs, it is in all likelihood the Leafs will not be able to afford his agreement and he could be some other earnings cap casualty.

Mikheyev, 27, changed into undrafted and signed as a unfastened agent with the aid of the Maple Leafs. He presently has a total sixty six points in a hundred and forty video games performed, and zero playoffs points in 12 games performed.

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