Keen on Keane?

38-year-old veteran forward Mike Keane has been invited to attend the Toronto Maple Leaf’s training camp.

If he accepts the offer to attend camp, Keane would have to fight for his place on the Maple Leafs roster.Keane’s agent says the two sides have been talking, but no formal contract has been offered yet.

A good defensive forward, good leader, and Stanley Cup winner with Montreal, Colorado, and Dallas, Keane could help ease some of the leadership that was lost when the likes of Roberts and Nieuwendyk walked away. But in terms of his on-ice contributions, he’d be more similar to Tom Fitzgerald.

Apparently, John Ferguson Jr. and Mike Keane grew up together and played minor hockey together in Winnipeg.