Mats Sundin has taken the first step toward a return to the NHL.
According to The Globe and Mail, the 37-year-old free agent underwent a physical exam at a Toronto hospital Wednesday and is expected to travel to Los Angeles to begin a two-week on-ice training stint.
After that, Sundin is expected to begin talking to NHL teams. The Swedish star would not be able to return to action until next month at the earliest.
As many as six teams have expressed interest in Sundin's services, including the Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, Vancouver Canucks and New York Rangers.
Last season, Sundin enjoyed one of his best seasons, finishing with 32 goals and 46 assists for 78 points in 74 games and leading Toronto in scoring for the fourth straight year.
With files from THE CANADIAN PRESS