Report: Toffoli not planning to sign extension with Flames
Calgary Flames veteran Tyler Toffoli doesn't intend to sign an extension, reports Daily Faceoff's Frank Seravalli.
Toffoli is entering the final year of his contract, which carries a $4.25-million cap hit, and will hit unrestricted free agency in the summer of 2024. The Flames are likely to make the 31-year-old available for trade, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman.
The seven-time 20-goal scorer doesn't have any trade protection in his contract and is approaching a potential deal without a desired destination, reports TSN's Chris Johnston.
The Flames have a glut of 2024 free agents whose decisions will likely shape the path of the organization. Elias Lindholm, Mikael Backlund, Noah Hanifin, Chris Tanev, and Nikita Zadorov are all also one year from hitting the open market.
Tofolli, Lindholm, and Backlund were three of Calgary's four leading scorers this past season.
The Flames parted ways with general manager Brad Treliving and head coach Darryl Sutter after missing the playoffs this season. Calgary's disappointing campaign came on the heels of losing Johnny Gaudreau in free agency and trading Matthew Tkachuk to the Florida Panthers last summer.
At his introductory press conference, new Flames GM Craig Conroy said the club can't enter the season with seven UFAs. He vowed not to let another star player leave for nothing after the Gaudreau saga.
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