Although the 32-year-old has posted only 10 goals and 17 assists for 27 points and 35 penalty minutes in 39 games this season, he could be an interesting fit for the Leafs.
Malone, however, carries a contract that comes with a salary cap hit of $4.5 million for the next three years after this one and holds a no-movement clause through the 2012-13 season.
While the Leafs have allegedly coveted the big winger for at least two seasons, the Bolts could benefit from such a trade to answer their need for goaltending and depth, which can be found in Toronto.
However, Burke might be reluctant to add such a contract with the current collective bargaining agreement set to expire after this season.
Meanwhile, Anthony SanFilippo of the Journal Register Company Newspapers has reported that Burke could still be in touch with the Anaheim Ducks, looking to make a move to acquire winger Bobby Ryan.
The 24-year-old does not have the physical nature of fellow Duck Ryan Getzlaf, who is unlikely to be dealt, but could still bring power up front for the Leafs.
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