TORONTO -- The Toronto Maple Leafs placed defenseman Mike Komisarek on waivers Wednesday.
Komisarek had a no-movement clause in his contract and had to waive it to allow the move. Komisarek would report to the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League if he is not claimed by another team.
The 31-year-old was on the ice for the morning skate but was not available for comment.
Komisarek has no points and a plus-2 rating in four games this season. He last played Feb. 2, and has been a healthy scratch in 21 straight games.
Tampa Bay Lightning coach Guy Boucher said forward Ryan Malone is out indefinitely with a left-shoulder injury. Malone was hurt March 18 in a game against the Philadelphia Flyers.
Forward Benoit Pouliot is "on the verge" of a return, according Boucher. The left wing, who is recovering from an upper-body injury, was on the ice for the morning skate with a red jersey.
Here is how the Lightning and Maple Leafs could line up when they meet Wednesday:
Teddy Purcell - Steven Stamkos - Martin St Louis
Cory Conacher - Tom Pyatt - Alex Killorn
Pierre-Cedric Labrie - Nate Thompson - B.J. Crombeen
Dana Tyrell - Tyler Johnson - Ondrej Palat
Victor Hedman - Sami Salo
Matthew Carle - Eric Brewer
Keith Aulie - Radko Gudas
Scratched: Brian Lee
Injured: Vincent Lecavalier (lower body), Ryan Malone (shoulder)
James van Riemsdyk - Tyler Bozak - Phil Kessel
Clarke MacArthur - Mikhail Grabovski - Matt Frattin
Joffrey Lupul - Nazem Kadri - Nikolai Kulemin
Leo Komarov - Jay McClement - Colton Orr
Carl Gunnarsson - Dion Phaneuf
Mark Fraser - Cody Franson
Jake Gardiner - John-Michael Liles
Scratched: Mike Komisarek, Michael Kostka, Frazer McLaren