February 21, 2018 | 11:14am ET
TORONTO MAKING CALLS ON LETESTU
Mark Letestu, forward
The Toronto Maple Leafs are reportedly making calls on Edmonton Oilers centre Mark Letestu.
Reid Wilkins, the host of Insider Sports and Oilers Hockey on 630 CHED in Edmonton, was on NHL Game Day on NHL Network Radio on SiriusXM on Tuesday to speak about what Toronto might be up to this next week and confirmed the Maple Leafs have inquired about Letestu.
The Leafs are in need of a bottom-six centre who can produce and Letestu might be that fit. He is a pending unrestricted free agent come summer and carries a $1.8 million salary cap hit.
While the Leafs certainly have bigger fish to fry in adding a top-four defenceman, it would not be surprising to see Toronto GM Lou Lamoriello to make a push for a player like Letestu with all assets the Leafs have to work with.
The Leafs aren’t the only team in pursuit of Letestu, though, as the Pittsburgh Penguins, Tampa Bay Lightning and Philadelphia Flyers are also believed to have interest.
In 58 games with the Oilers so far this season, Letestu has eight goals and 10 assists for 18 points, and 10 penalty minutes.
Letestu currently ranks No.19 on TFP’s Top 30 Available Players List.