Report: Leafs have been linked to Jacob Markstrom

This would go a long way toward shoring up their goaltending situation.



The Toronto Maple Leafs are going to need to shore up their goaltending if they have any realistic intention of winning a playoff series this season. For now, they've managed to get by with the trio of goaltenders that they began the season with. 

However, the struggles of Ilya Samsonov resulted in a brief demotion, while Joseph Woll has been on the shelf with an injury. Since then, veteran Martin Jones has turned back the clock and demonstrated play reminiscent of his earlier career for the Leafs.

However, a tandem of Jones/Woll isn't likely to strike fear into many opponents hearts come playoff time. And given the fact that Calgary Flames goaltender Jacob Markstrom has been seeing his name pop up in trade rumors of late, could the Leafs and former Flames general manager Brad Treliving come calling?

Markstrom still has two years remaining following this season on his current deal that was given to him by Treliving during his years with the Flames that carries an AAV of $6 million, something that could potentially scare off suitors. 

According to Kent Wilson of The Calgary Sun, Markstrom could present an intriguing opportunity for the Leafs.

Markstrom has a record of 12-11-2 so far this season with the Flames, posting a goals against average of 2.66 and .910 save percentage along with a single shutout. 

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