According to multiple reports the Toronto Maple Leafs have been given permission to speak to Calgary Flames goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff about a potential trade. General manager Dave Nonis hasn’t been shy about his interest in bringing in a veteran goalie and although at first it appeared Roberto Luongo was the leading candidate, things have now clearly shifted to Kiprusoff.
According to Darren Dreger of TSN, the discussions revolve around a contract extension for the Finnish netminder. Kiprusoff has just one-year remaining on his current deal that he signed before the 2008-09 season.
Kiprusoff has battled injuries and is having an uncharacteristically down season when it comes to his numbers. The 36-year-old is just 6-10-2 with a 3.64 goals against average and a .868 save percentage in 2013.
There were reports last week that Kiprusoff would refuse any trade from the Flames for family reasons, so the Leafs would surely be trying to clear that up before pursuing things seriously.