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Report: Tavares to meet with Sharks, Leafs, Bruins, Lightning, Stars

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The list of potential destinations for pending unrestricted free agent John Tavares is starting to grow.

The New York Islanders captain's camp will meet with the San Jose Sharks, Toronto Maple Leafs, Dallas Stars, Boston Bruins, and Tampa Bay Lightning this week at CAA offices in Los Angeles, according to The Athletic's Pierre LeBrun.

LeBrun adds that the Islanders remain in the mix and that Tavares will speak with two to three other teams over the phone, after which he may speak to one or two in person.

The UFA interview period opened Sunday, meaning teams can now speak to pending free agents ahead of July 1 to make their case.

Related: Lamoriello not discouraged as Tavares prepares to field rival offers

Tavares is coming off a strong 2017-18 season that saw him reach the 30-goal plateau for the fourth time and the 80-point threshold for the third time.

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