No, Mikhail Grabovski wasn't meeting expectations generated by his five-year, $27.5 million contract.
In the seven-game playoff battle against the Bruins, he mustered just two assists and earned a minus-10 rating. Yikes!
But Grabovski has good wheels, good hands and a 29-goal season to his credit in the NHL. He could be a nice free agent addition for the right team.
The Toronto Maple Leafs put him in that position by buying out the last four years of his contract, thus creating $5.5 million per year in additional cap room.
"This is a roster move that will give us salary cap flexibility moving forward," Maple Leafs forward Dave Nonis said.
Some of that flexibility could go to locking in Tyler Bozak before the free agent marketplace opens Friday.