Dreger: Mayers' agent given permission to seek trade

Darren Dreger

1/27/2010 12:42:00 AM

Rugged Maple Leafs forward Jamal Mayers believes he has at least a few good years left him in, but doesn't see Toronto in his future.

Leafs general manager Brian Burke granted Mayers agent, Pat Brisson, permission to speak to teams in an effort to generate trade interest.

Sources say the Maple Leafs have also made it clear to all NHL teams Mayers is available.

Mayers is among several Maple Leafs on the block, including notables such as Matt Stajan and Alexei Ponikarovsky.