Maple Leafs close to signing Dion Phaneuf to extension

Fitzgerald Cecilio – 4E Sports Reporter

Toronto, ON, Canada (4E Sports) – Veteran defenseman Dion Phaneuf is close to signing a contract extension that will keep him with the Toronto Maple Leafs for the next seven years.

A source said there are details to be ironed out before Phaneuf signs the contract reportedly worth $49 million.

The 28-year-old Phaneuf is slated to be an unrestricted free agent after the season. He is in the last season of a six-year, $39 million deal which carries a $6.5 million cap hit.

In 38 games this season, Phaneuf has three goals, 11 assists and leads the Leafs in plus-minus rating with a plus-10.

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