Sep 22, 2013; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Maple Leafs forward Phil Kessel (81) celebrates his goal against the Buffalo Sabres during the first period at the Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Leafs to Extend Kessel Tuesday Morning

According to TSN’s Darren Dreger, Phil Kessel is close to extending with the Toronto Maple Leafs for the NHL’s max, 8-year contract. The deal is worth approximately $64 million.

Kessel didn’t want to negotiate during the season, so the Leafs are trying to lock him up before it even starts tonight in Montreal.

Dreger expects the announcement to come this morning. Follow @tmmots closely for any updates throughout the morning.

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