Timothy Liljegren's future in Toronto in jeopardy

The two sides could be moving on from one another.

Michael W.

One of the many pending free agents that Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brad Treliving will have to make a decision on in short order is defenseman Timothy Liljegren, who has completed his two year, $2.8 million deal that former GM Kyle Dubas gave him in 2022. 

And based on the latest information, it doesn't appear that either side is any closer to working out a subsequent agreement. Per The Athletic's Joshua Kloke, there "hasn't been much dialogue" between Liljegren and the Leafs regarding a new deal that would extend the relationship. 

“It sounds like there hasn’t been much dialogue between the Leafs and Liljegren’s camp over his next contract. The Leafs are likely waiting to see how free agency unfolds. Once they know what kind of pieces they can add, they’ll be able to decide where Liljegren fits in their lineup.”

He was limited to 55 games this season after missing an extended period of time thanks to suffering a high ankle sprain following a questionable hit from Boston Bruins captain Brad Marchand; he was also scratched during the Stanley Cup Playoffs. 

Meanwhile, AFP Analytics projects Liljegren to get a deal in the neighborhood of four-years and $16.40 million (AAV of $4.1 million). 

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