All quiet with Sundin

MIKE ZEISBERGER -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 8:50 AM ET

Captain Mats Sundin said yesterday he has not been approached by Maple Leafs management concerning a contract extension.

"I haven't talked to anyone about it," said Sundin, whose one-year, $5.5 million US pact runs out at the end of the season.

"I've said all along I signed for one year so I could take time after the season to see where my game is at and where my future lies. That much has not changed."

Sundin spoke with interim general manager Cliff Fletcher two weeks ago about his no-trade clause, one he does not want to waive.

As for yesterday's skills competition, Sundin gave the fans a thrill during the shootout event when he unleashed a kick-shot that was stopped by goalie Andrew Raycroft. Sundin said he learned the kick-shot technique from former teammate Steve Thomas, who refined the practice of booting his stick blade with the puck on it, sending it rocketing toward the goaltender.

TRADE TALK

With just 15 shopping days before the trade deadline, Fletcher said there are no moves imminent for the Leafs.

Having said that, he still expects that the phones will heat up in the next few days.

"We have nothing on the front burner," Fletcher said. "I think there are so many teams bunched in the standings, a lot of them don't know yet if they are buyers or sellers.

"I anticipate talking to every GM at least once this week."

LOOSE LEAFS

With Vesa Toskala receiving a rest day, Marlies goalie Scott Clemmensen took part in the Leafs skills competition at the Air Canada Centre, then zipped over to the Ricoh Coliseum where he backed up Justin Pogge in Toronto's 1-0 victory over Houston ... First Tomas Kaberle won the target shooting event at the all-star game. Then he captured the same event yesterday, proving he has a keen eye. Trouble is, now he'll have even more fans demanding he shoot whenever he gets the puck during a game. "This is different," Kaberle laughed. "In this event you don't have all those other bodies between you and the net."


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