The Toronto Maple Leafs placed Mike Komisarek on waivers Wednesday. The 31-year-old defenseman has played in just four games this season for Toronto with no points and two penalty minutes.
If no one claims him he will report to the Toronto Marlies. However, TSN reported that Komisarek has indeed waived his no movement clause so he will have to join any team that picks him up.
Komisarek just hasn’t worked out with the Leafs ever since they signed him to a big free agent contract back in 2009. Injuries and inconsistent play have limited the rugged blueliner’s ice-time and seen him be a frequent healthy scratch. Komisarek was an All-Star during his final season in Montreal, but he never came close to matching that level of play here.
Komisarek has another year remaining on his deal after this one, and his contract carries an average annual value of $4.5 million. Any team claiming him will need to have cap space and would be taking a substantial risk.