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Ilya Lyubushkin's future with Toronto Maple Leafs leaked by NHL insider


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Graham Montgomery
June 4, 2024  (9:02)
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Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Ilya Lyubushkin addressing the media after a game
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The Toronto Maple Leafs will have a number of changes to make on the blueline next season including finding a replacement for Ilya Lybushkin according to one NHL insider.

David Pagnotta of the Fourth Period revealed yesterday that the Maple Leafs have begun contract negotiations with Joel Edmundson, although he is still expected to hit the market. However, he also reported that the team has not extended any offers to Ilya Lybushkin.
The Leafs have reportedly reached out to Joel Edmundson. He's expected to test the open market in July but is open to a return, while they have 𝐍𝐎𝐓 reached out to Ilya Lyubushkin.

[via: @TheFourthPeriod]

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The Leafs acquired Lyubushkin for the second time at the trade deadline this season, acquiring him in a trade with the Anaheim Ducks. The blueliner played in 19 regular season games with the leafs, recorded 4 assists and had a rating of +2 while taking just three penalties. He added three assists in seven playoff games in a limited role.
Leafs appear to have made a decision on Ilya Lyubushkin ahead of free agency #NHL #LeafsForever
The 30-year-old will likely hit the market on July 1st. The Leafs will look to replace him as they rebuild their blueline that was decimated by injuries last season. Be sure to stay tuned to see where Lyubushkin will sign next.

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