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Report: Kings, Leafs have discussed potential Marleau trade

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The Los Angeles Kings appear interested in adding another veteran to their squad.

Los Angeles has discussed a trade for winger Patrick Marleau with the Toronto Maple Leafs, according to TSN's Pierre LeBrun.

Marleau is entering the final season of his three-year contract, which carries an average annual value of $6.25 million and includes a full no-movement clause.

The Kings have $11.73 million in projected cap space for next season and would need to free themselves from at least one contract to make a deal possible. They currently roster six players who are at least 31 years old and scheduled to make north of $5 million next season.

Marleau is still looking for his first Stanley Cup and the Kings represent an aging club that finished last in the Western Conference this past season.

The 39-year-old could reunite with a familiar face, though, as the Kings hired former San Jose Sharks bench boss Todd McLellan in April.

Marleau tallied 16 goals and 37 points for the Leafs this year, which represented his worst statistical output since his rookie campaign.

The Leafs have been active lately in exploring ways to improve their club, as they reportedly put defenseman Nikita Zaitsev on the trade block Thursday.

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