Leafs trade Patrick Marleau to the Hurricanes, will be bought out

On the morning of the second day of the 2019 NHL Draft, the Toronto Maple Leafs announced that they have traded forward Patrick Marleau to the Carolina Hurricanes.

.@SportChek Player Alert: The @MapleLeafs have acquired a 2020 sixth-round pick from Carolina in exchange for Patrick Marleau, a conditional first round pick (2020) and a seventh round pick (2020).
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— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) June 22, 2019

Accompanying Marleau to Carolina will be the Leafs’ 2020 first-round pick, with a top-10 protection condition, and a 2020 seventh-round pick. Coming back the other way is a 2020 sixth-round pick for the Leafs.
With one year left on his three-year deal with a cap hit of $6.25-million, the move was necessary for a Toronto team in desperate need for some cap relief. A first-round pick is a steep price to pay, but in the upcoming transactions, it might be the right price if the Leafs can use that cap space well.

Patrick Marleau waives his NMC for trade to Carolina and will be bought out by #hurricanes. He’d like to return to San Jose in free agency.
— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) June 22, 2019

According to Chris Johnston, Marleau waived his no-move clause to …

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Author: Thomas Williams / The Leafs Nation

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