Elliotte Friedman is reporting that Toronto Maple Leafs’ defenceman Tim Gleason is on waivers with the intent to buy him out.
Gleason and Volchenkov on buyout waivers
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) June 30, 2014
Tim Gleason Buyout
|LENGTH: 4 YEAR(S) TOTAL AMOUNT: $5,333,333 TEAM: TOR|
The Maple Leafs now have three NHL defencemen who are right shots, which is something that Carlyle—and a lot of coaches—really harp about wanting and needing.
This punches a hole on the left side of the Leafs defence core and opens up a spot for either a Marlie, Paul Ranger to be promoted or an Unrestricted Free Agent signed to the Leafs.
The buyout saves the Leafs a shade over $3 million on next season’s $69 million cap, but becomes a little more burdensome in the seasons following.
Gleason buyout+Gunnar $+overage=~1.5M MT @Hope_Smoke Loiselle "believe it or not $1M effects a lot.. It's at least 1 player on your roster."
— Anthony Petrielli (@APetrielli) June 30, 2014