McCabe deal not dead

LANCE HORNBY -- Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 9:16 AM ET

John Ferguson hinted that a favourable resolution to the stalled Bryan McCabe contract talks was at hand.

The Maple Leafs general manager was asked yesterday about the perception that McCabe is drifting away from signing a multi-year deal because of lack of developments on the contract front with Saturday's free agent deadline approaching.

"It may appear that way outwardly, but that's not the case," Ferguson said. "We've been in good contact with him."

Neither McCabe nor agent Jeff Solomon could be reached for comment last night. McCabe was poised to sign a five-year, $28.5 million US deal a few weeks ago.

And despite all signs pointing to Tie Domi's contract being bought out next season, Ferguson said he had not yet made a decision on the right winger's future.


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