Skip to content

The Leafs will buy out Colby Armstrong

Jun 30, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

Colby Armstrong, Kevin Bieksa Getty Images

Colby Armstrong‘s days in Toronto are at an end.

CBC’s Elliotte Friedman reports Armstrong will be bought out of the final year of his contract by the Maple Leafs and will become a free agent on July 1.

Armstrong’s final year on his deal came with a $3 million cap hit which means the Leafs will pay out two-thirds of that over the next two years. Paying out $1 million against the cap for the next two seasons to make Armstrong go away was apparently worth it to Toronto.

Armstrong had been injury-riddled during his two seasons in Toronto missing 32 games two seasons ago and playing in just 29 games this season. Armstrong’s toughness was something GM Brian Burke loved, but he just couldn’t stay healthy enough to be productive. Armstrong, meanwhile, tweeted out his thanks to Leafs fans for the fun times the past two seasons.

  1. theawesomersfranchise - Jun 30, 2012 at 12:35 PM

    Nice signing by the guy who thinks he is one of the best but in reality is one of the worst.
    The guy who makes one good signing and 3 bad, which is inter changeable with how he makes trades and draft picks.

    Howson = Snow = Burke

    • theawesomersfranchise - Jun 30, 2012 at 12:55 PM

      Oh ya, how about Jeff Finger and Mike Komisarek too? Who knew Burke was beefing up the Marlies when he signed those two? I can tell you Burke didn’t think he….. was yet here we are…….

    • theawesomersfranchise - Jun 30, 2012 at 12:55 PM

      Oh ya, how about Jeff Finger and Mike Komisarek too? Who knew Burke was beefing up the Marlies when he signed those two? I can tell you Burke didn’t think he….. was yet here we are…….

    • bbk1000 - Jun 30, 2012 at 3:10 PM

      Please repeat in English, or any recognized language….

      • theawesomersfranchise - Jun 30, 2012 at 4:04 PM

        Burke Sucks and the vast majority of Leaf fans are clueless buffoons

  2. blomfeld - Jun 30, 2012 at 3:55 PM

    Colby Schmolby !

    more wasted copy space about some “has-been” who’s been playing on a team managed by some “has-been” … whoppy doo ! … I actually do wish that the Leafs could redeem themselves and become the great franchise which they “ought” to be … but that sadly will have to wait, at least until such time that the fool Burke is dealt with … in the meantime, could we please have more articles about the reigning STANLEY CUP CHAMPION LA Kings ! :)

  3. charleslouis99 - Jul 1, 2012 at 1:44 AM

    no because LAs media doesn’t do a good job of covering the kings because they simply don’t care which gives the AP nothing LA=basketball town
    not hockey town

  4. ironcity6pak - Jul 1, 2012 at 7:28 AM

    Def not one of worst. He was awesome with Pitt and I would love for him to be a pen again only if he could stay healthy.

Top 10 NHL Player Searches
  1. J. Harding (1678)
  2. C. Price (1653)
  3. M. Staal (1619)
  4. J. Giguere (1506)
  5. A. Ekblad (1489)