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Report: Leafs’ Komisarek asks for a trade

Mar 2, 2013, 10:10 PM EDT

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From the “He didn’t already ask for one?” files: defenseman Mike Komisarek made a request to be traded from the Toronto Maple Leafs, according to True Hockey’s Andy Strickland.

The struggling player reportedly handed the Leafs a list of 12 teams he’d accept a trade to, although Strickland notes he’d probably accept just about any new destination if it meant that he’d receive more playing time.

Of course, finding a willing partner would be easier said than done, as Komisarek has dropped dramatically since his Montreal Canadiens days. The 31-year-old blueliner has only played in four games, a troubling figure considering the fact that his $4.5 million cap hit won’t expire until after the 2013-14 season.

One interesting note: the Leafs could agree to pay for a portion of Komisarek’s contract in a trade, which would increase the chances of another team at least hearing them out.

Even then, it seems like an amnesty buyout is a more realistic scenario, but stranger things have happened in the NHL.

  1. mclovinhockey - Mar 2, 2013 at 10:22 PM

    Maybe the islanders will take him. He will be scary playing for them making sure no one gets any good shots on Tim Thomas ; )

  2. kaptaanamerica - Mar 3, 2013 at 1:18 AM

    This is sad but if wade redden can find employment then anyone can.

  3. mucktuck - Mar 3, 2013 at 3:45 AM

    Nice signing Burke…right up there with Connely

  4. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Mar 3, 2013 at 3:58 AM

    Too bad he waited this long. If he asked for a trade before last week’s Philly game then he probably could’ve been traded for a real cheese steak. Seems like as good a deal as there would ever be for him.

  5. kantnockdahustle89 - Mar 3, 2013 at 12:09 PM

    I thought he was good. What happened to him?

    • TestSubjekt - Mar 3, 2013 at 12:27 PM

      you were wrong

  6. vanindeed - Mar 3, 2013 at 12:12 PM

    too bad most teams have a no-trade-to clause

  7. mpops86 - Mar 3, 2013 at 12:50 PM

    Talentless punk is talentless.

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