Report: Contract talks between Maple Leafs, Kulemin are 'limited'

Justin Cuthbert
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Representatives of unrestricted free agent Nikolai Kulemin are reportedly preparing to find the two-way forward a new employer, according to Sportsnet's Chris Johnston

The Toronto Maple Leafs have engaged in "limited" discussion with Kulemin regarding a contract extension, indicating that his tenure with the club is coming to a close after six seasons, per the report.

Kulemin has been relegated further into a checking capacity and unable to replicate his 30-goal campaign of 2010-11. He has 39 goals in the four years since. 

The 27-year-old's offensive game further spiraled this season, when he registered a career-low 20 points. 

Johnston notes that Kulemin believes he "has more to give offensively" if given the opportunity, which he appears set on pursuing.