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

Thursday, 07.04.2013 / 1:25 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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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.

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