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Leafs put Komisarek on waivers

Mar 20, 2013, 12:35 PM EDT

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Mike Komisarek may have played his last game for the Toronto Maple Leafs. The 31-year-old defenseman has been placed on waivers and has reportedly waived his no-movement clause.

According to TSN, Komisarek will either join a new NHL team, or should he remain unclaimed, report to the AHL Marlies.

Bet on the latter.

Then bet on a compliance buyout this offseason.

Komisarek has one year remaining on a contract that will pay him $3.5 million in 2013-14, with a cap hit of $4.5 million. He’s only played four games for the Leafs this season, registering no points and a plus-2 rating.

A tough, stay-at-home defenseman, Komisarek joined the Leafs in 2009 after an All-Star season with the Canadiens. At the time, he was heralded by new Toronto general manager Brian Burke for “his hard-nosed approach.”

Burke was intent on making the Leafs tougher to play against, but Komisarek never really found his footing and struggled to stay healthy.

  1. thehighcountrybear - Mar 20, 2013 at 12:57 PM

    Do the Larry Murphy, take the three and a half hour drive to Detroit, and resurrect your career…

    • withseidelinn - Mar 20, 2013 at 1:10 PM

      Not at that price.

  2. timsabourin - Mar 20, 2013 at 12:59 PM

    FINALLY

  3. nhloon - Mar 20, 2013 at 1:01 PM

    Ever since Komisarek busted his shoulder against Lucic in a fight, he has not been the same. Too bad to see an former American Olympian basically just watch his own career deteriorate. Unfortunate really, bet the sexual assault allegation did not help much either.

  4. ironyisadeadscene - Mar 20, 2013 at 2:46 PM

    Lucic’s punching bag….cya

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