To no one’s surprise, TSN is reporting that Mike Komisarek will be bought out once the compliance buyout window opens (48 hours after the end of the Stanley Cup Finals). Teams have two (total) compliance buyouts to use this off-season and/or next during the designated buyout periods.

It appears next year’s roster of the Toronto Maple Leafs will not include Mike Komisarek.

According to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger, the Maple Leafs are expected to buy out the veteran defenceman.

Komisarek was signed as an unrestricted free agent in 2009, but only appeared in four games with the Maple Leafs this season.

According to, Komisarek has one year remaining on his five-year, $22.5 million contract, with a cap hit of $4.5 million.


Is this the best use of one of the two compliance buyouts available to the Leafs? Discuss.