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by Paul on 03/22/13 at 09:14 AM ET
from Dan Rosen of NHL.com,
Buffalo Sabres: It's hard to nail down exactly what players GM Darcy Regier would be willing to deal before the deadline, but chances are he'll listen on just about anybody. If teams are looking for defensemen, they can inquire about Robyn Regehr and Jordan Leopold -- both have expiring contracts. Regier recently floated the possibility that goalie Ryan Miller and forwards Jason Pominville and Thomas Vanek could be available. Miller, Pominville and Vanek all have contracts that expire after next season.
Toronto Maple Leafs: The Leafs are in the market for a center and possibly a defensemen. It's possible they won't have to add on defense if Jake Gardiner proves he can stick around this time and make a difference. But the Leafs definitely are thin at center and could use help there, especially if they want to get back to the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time since 2004. One name being floated in Toronto is Mike Ribeiro, but it's not clear what the Washington Capitals want to do with him. He is due to become an unrestricted free agent in July.
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