May 12, 2013; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Maple Leafs center Nazem Kadri (43) carries the puck against the Boston Bruins during game six of the first round of the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs at the Air Canada Centre. The Maple Leafs beat the Bruins 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports
After buying out Mikhail Grabovski to be able to sign Tyler Bozak, there is a problem finding cap space for their #2 centre. Kadri likely is looking for a longer term deal but will likely have to settle for a bridge deal.The Leafs have less than $5M in cap space and 2 quality UFA’s, who might be standing in each other’s way to a deal.