Leafs stick with Nik

LANCE HORNBY -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 12:46 PM ET

The Maple Leafs gave oft-injured winger Nik Antropov a two-year, $4.1-million US contract extension yesterday, heading off his first test of unrestricted free agency after a career-high 18 goals in a shortened 2006-07 season.

"It's very satisfying," Antropov's agent Don Meehan said. "He had a great second half and I think the fans responded to him. We all hope and pray the injuries won't be a concern anymore.

"This is a good deal for the Leafs and for Nik. In two years, he'll be unrestricted at age 29."

J.P. Barry, the agent for captain Mats Sundin, and Toronto general manager John Ferguson continue to hammer out details of a two-year contract worth in the vicinity of $11 million.


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