SHARE
Stanley Cup Final

Leafs place Grabovski on waivers in preparation for non-compliance buyout

Thursday, 07.04.2013 / 1:25 PM / News

The Canadian Press

Share with your Friends


Leafs place Grabovski on waivers in preparation for non-compliance buyout

TORONTO - The Toronto Maple Leafs are poised to buy out Mikhail Grabovski after putting the veteran forward on unconditional waivers Thursday.

The buyout will make Grabovski an unrestricted free agent as of Friday at noon ET.

The Leafs have already used their other non-compliance buyout on defenceman Mike Komisarek.

Grabovski, 29, had four years remaining on his $27.5-million contract, which he signed in March 2012.

Acquired in 2008 from Montreal, the Leafs had high hopes for Grabovski.

But he struggled this season, recording just nine goals and seven assists in 48 games.

In 367 career games, Grabovski has 94 goals and 123 assists.

Quote of the Day

That's a really tough thing to play through; when you finally are thrown out there, the game is fast, intense, every single play matters, you've got to find a way to play through that and make smart plays. So it's a huge testament to [Vermette] and some other individuals in our locker room that are putting their own ego, their own wants and needs aside, and are ready for those opportunities when they do come.

— Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews on teammate Antoine Vermette, who returned from being a healthy scratch in Game 3 to score the double-overtime winner in Game 4