The Toronto Maple Leafs appear to be combing through the NHL for a trade partner or two, as GM Brian Burke looks for ways to bolster his roster.
It's been widely reported that the Leafs would like to move forward Jason Blake and goalie Vesa Toskala at some point this season, while various rumors have also linked Alexei Ponikarovsky and Jeff Finger to the trade block.
The Leafs have been scouting a number of Western Conference teams over the last few weeks.
Burke is believed to be looking for a gritty top-six forward to play alongside Phil Kessel.
According to one published report, the Leafs are also interested in Florida Panthers forward Nathan Horton.