Leafs high on Pens' Talbot

ROB LONGLEY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:06 PM ET

Are the Leafs about to Max out?

It is clear Toronto has some interest in signing soon to be unrestricted free agent Max Talbot, a member of the Pittsburgh Penguins Stanley Cup-winning team two years ago.

The centre has made it clear he won't be returning to the Penguins next season and it is believed he was given permission to talk contract with the Leafs this past weekend.

That window has apparently closed, however, which isn't to say Toronto is out of the picture, either. More likely, Talbot is content to test the waters in what is a generally shallow free-agent pool.

The Leafs certainly could use some help on the penalty kill, one of Talbot's more prominent roles with the Pens.


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