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Defenseman John-Michael Liles is among five players the Toronto Maple Leafs placed on waivers according to TSN's Bob McKenzie and Pierre LeBrun.
Liles 32 had two goals and 11 points in 32 games for the Maple Leafs in 2012-13 and his average ice time (18:46) was his lowest in a season since 2009-10. He also appeared in four of Toronto's seven playoff games and averaged less than 16 minutes per contest.
He has two more seasons beyond 2013-14 on his contract with a cap charge of $3.875 million per year. Should Liles clear waivers and report to the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League the Leafs will only receive $925000 of cap space relief per a stipulation in the most recent Collective Bargaining Agreement. Prior to the new CBA none of Liles' contract would have counted against Toronto's cap figure if he was in the AHL.
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The Toronto Maple Leafs have placed defenseman John-Michael Liles on waivers as their opening-night roster begins to come into focus.
Liles's departure seemed certain after Cody Franson signed with Toronto. If he's not claimed by another NHL team, Liles could be assigned to the AHL's Toronto Marlies.
The 32-year-old has a $3.875 million salary-cap hit. If he's sent...
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Brian Burke’s costly contracts continue to haunt the Maple Leafs.
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TORONTO (AP) -- Josh Leivo scored twice in the Toronto Maple Leafs' 3-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night in the preseason finale for both teams.
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Mitch Callahan scored for Detroit (3-5-0).
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