The Toronto Maple Leafs have freed up a couple of roster spots and given themselves some cap room flexibility ahead of Monday’s trade deadline by waiving forwards Jay Rosehill and Darryl Boyce Friday, reports TSN.
Boyce, a pending unrestricted free agent, earns $700,000. Rosehill, who earns $600,000, will be a restricted free agent at season’s end.
Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke told TSN radio earlier this week that he will be active on deadline day.
I told [assistant general manager] Dave Nonis two weeks ago: I said ‘I don’t like the way this is shaping up’. I don’t think we’re going to do anything until closer to the deadline and we may have to be one of those people that figure it all out at the check-out register on the 27th.
However, Burke won’t force a trade or mortgage the future just for the sake of making a deal.
I’d like to add if I could, because I want to reward the group for how hard they’ve worked, but if it’s not there, it’s not there.
Speculation is that Burke