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‘Not a whole lot of progress’ in contract talks between Leafs, Bozak

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TORONTO, CANADA - MARCH 9: of the Pittsburgh Penguins skates in a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs on March 9, 2013 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Penguins defeated the Leafs 5-4 in an overtime shootout. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)

Claus Andersen

Tyler Bozak continues to inch closer to the free agent market.

Bozak, the Toronto Maple Leafs’ 27-year-old center, is slated to become an unrestricted free agent on July 5, however there doesn’t seem to be much in the way of talks about a contract extension, as the NHL Draft goes Sunday.

Bozak is at the end of a two-year, $3 million deal, according to He scored 12 goals and had 28 points in 46 regular season games in 2013.

“Not a whole lot of progress at this point,” Leafs general manager Dave Nonis told reporters on Friday.

“I wouldn’t really expect any (Friday or Saturday). There’s a lot of moving parts right now in terms of teams trying to move players.

“It’s not that we’re not focused on trying to get Tyler signed, because he is a player we’d obviously like to have, but it’s not a priority between now and Sunday.”

The Leafs are slated to pick 21st overall in this year’s draft.