There are rumblings the Toronto Maple Leafs may be close to trading Mike Komisarek. TrueHockey.com’s Andy Strickland reports the defenseman is willing to waive his no-movement clause for the chance to compete again.

“Mike Komisarek gave #Leafs a list of 12 teams he’d accept a trade to but I’m told he’d pretty much accept a trade anywhere. Wants to play.”

Now whether the Maple Leafs are able to convince another club to take on the expensive blueliner is a whole other story.

“Even if #Leafs took back 50% of Komisarek salary not sure teams are lining up to take that contract a compliance buyout seems more likely.”

On the upside, Komisarek is owed only $3.5 million next season while his cap hit sits at $4.5 million. It’s tempting to suggest the possibility of a deal with the New York Islanders particularly since the 31-year-old grew up in the area.

For the Leafs, burying Komisarek’s cap-hit in the minors isn’t an option under the new CBA because of his NMC.


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