Phaneuf, agent mum on trade rumours

Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf does not feel the need to comment on trade rumours. (MICHAEL...

Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf does not feel the need to comment on trade rumours. (MICHAEL PEAKE/Toronto Sun)

LANCE HORNBY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:57 PM ET

Dion Phaneuf is not packing a bag yet in reaction to a report the Leafs are shopping him.

“Dion and I treat this information as simply rumours,” agent Don Meehan said in an e-mail. “As such, we don’t really feel obligated to comment further in this regard.”

Other sources contend the Leafs are at least ready to listen to offers for their big-ticket captain that might pop up in the summer as teams go through roster turnover. But a few other under-performing Leafs making less than $7 million per season for seven years would likely be going out the door first.

“Nothing going on at this time.” Leafs GM Dave Nonis said in an e-mail regarding the captain.

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