Welcome |Account|Sign Out 
NEW! SIGN IN WITH YOUR SOCIAL PROFILE
OR
Username or EmailPassword
 
2014 NHL Draft
SHARE

Maple Leafs buy out Mike Komisarek

Tuesday, 07.02.2013 / 7:22 PM / News

NHL.com

Share with your Friends


Maple Leafs buy out Mike Komisarek
The Toronto Maple Leafs have used one of their compliance buyouts on defenseman Mike Komisarek, making him an unrestricted free agent.

The Toronto Maple Leafs have used one of their compliance buyouts on defenseman Mike Komisarek, making him an unrestricted free agent.

"It was a privilege playing for a first-class organization like the Leafs even though things did not turn out as I would have liked," Komisarek said on his Twitter account after media reports of the buyout emerged.

The buyout will save the Maple Leafs $4.5 million by removing the final season of his five-year deal from their salary cap.

Komisarek, 31, signed the five-year deal in 2009, but not much has gone as intended since then. He was limited to 34 games in 2009-10 due to injuries and missed a substantial amount of playing time in 2011-12.

He was unable to break into the lineup for most of the 2012-13 season, playing in four NHL games. Toronto exposed him to waivers in March and he ended up playing for the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League.

Quote of the Day

Just the feel for the direction they were headed and what they're trying to do, it just felt that this is a really good thing for this organization. They've got the pieces. We can put something together and go on a run or two and be together for a while, and I'm really excited about that opportunity. The team we have here has an opportunity to win, and that's the most attractive thing.

— Washington defenseman Matt Niskanen on why he decided to sign with the Capitals