Report: Maple Leafs among teams interested in Hall

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Taylor Hall and the Boston Bruins are both open to extending his tenure with the team, but the Toronto Maple Leafs are among the clubs that could pursue him if he opts to sign elsewhere.

Hall and the Bruins are negotiating a contract extension, but there's "outside interest as well," reports TSN's Darren Dreger, who adds the Maple Leafs are included in that group.

On June 15, Bruins general manager Don Sweeney said both the club and player were amenable to him re-signing. Less than a week earlier, Hall said he saw a fit with Boston and wasn't looking to maximize his value in free agency.

Toronto holds about $9.3 million in cap space with nine pending unrestricted free agents, including goaltender Frederik Andersen and forward Zach Hyman, according to CapFriendly.

Hall, who's also a pending UFA, struggled with the Buffalo Sabres this season before they traded him to the Bruins in April. The 29-year-old winger then flourished with Boston, racking up eight goals and six assists over 16 regular-season games before adding three markers and two helpers in 11 playoff contests.

The Sabres inked Hall to a one-year, $8-million pact last offseason.

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