May 12, 2013; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Maple Leafs center Joe Colborne (32) controls the puck against the Boston Bruins during game six of the first round of the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs at the Air Canada Centre. The Maple Leafs beat the Bruins 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

Leafs Re-Sign Colborne, Sign Bodie

It was announced Wednesday afternoon that the Toronto Maple Leafs have re-signed forward Joe Colborne to a one-year contract extension,

Colborne, 23, played in five regular season games for the Maple Leafs this past season, including two NHL playoff games.

The 6-5, 213-pound centre played in 65 games for the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League, where he scored 14 goals, tallied in 28 assists for 42 points.

Colborne came in at a pretty cheap cap hit of $600,000, which is good because the Leafs still have room for their other RFA’s.

The remaining RFA’s include Nazem Kadri, Cody Franson, Mark Fraser, and Carl Gunnarsson.

The Leafs currently have $9,720,833 million in cap space to work with, according to capgeek.com

Some more news today…

  • Along with re-signing Colborne, the Leafs also signed minor league forward Troy Bodie to a one-year deal. Bodie is expected to play with the Toronto Marlies next season.
  • RFA defenseamn Carl Gunnarsson will be filing for salary arbitration with the Maple Leafs. Gunnarsson’s camp and the Leafs will continue to talk about a longer-term extension. He signed a two-year contract worth $2.6 million in 2011.
  • Toronto Marlies’ netminder, Jussi Rynnas signed a two-year contract with Karpat of the SM-Liiga League.

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