Toronto Maple Leafs winger Zach Hyman met with the Edmonton Oilers earlier on Wednesday.
— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) July 21, 2021
Hyman who is reportedly seeking a long-term contract with more than $6 million in annual salary just can’t be afforded by the Leafs.
However, Johnston reports the Maple Leafs have indicated a sign-and-trade for Hyman — which would allow the 29-year-old to sign an eight-year contract — which is on the table with a reported $5.5-6 million per year deal.
With the trade freeze lifting after 1pm ET on Thursday, expect an official announcement of the move to occur for both clubs with the Leafs getting back a draft pick.