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Dubas lauds Barrie, who likely will be leaving Leafs as a free agent this summer

The Maple Leafs did not move defenceman Tyson Barrie before Monday's trade deadline. (Jerome Miron/USA TODAY Sports)
The Maple Leafs did not move defenceman Tyson Barrie before Monday's trade deadline. (Jerome Miron/USA TODAY Sports)

Is there any chance the Maple Leafs can re-sign Tyson Barrie?

“That’s a question I don’t have the answer to right now, other than to say we’ll use the remaining time that we have together to see if there’s a fit,” Leafs general manager Kyle Dubas said. “With our cap situation, it’s never so simple. I wish it were, but it’s not.”

Barrie is bound to get a lot more on the open market this summer than the Leafs can afford, and while he has not played to his potential, his departure would leave a hole on the blue line.

“He’s a great member of our program and adds a lot to our room,” Dubas said. “We really value what he brings on the ice and off.”

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