Leafs place Jeff Finger on waivers
The Jeff Finger's stay with the Maple Leafs looks like it could be coming to an end.
The Leafs placed the defenceman on waivers on Tuesday and coach Ron Wilson told the media that if Finger cleared waiver on Wednesday that he would be sent to the American Hockey League's Toronto Marlies.
Wilson, also told the media that the club was not 'burying' Finger's $3.5 million salary, and that if someone falters or gets hurt that Finger is still on the club's radar.
The 30-year old is in the third year of the four-year, $14 million contract that he signed with the Leafs in July 2008.
As it stands now, he's clearing space on the cap (around $4 million right now available) and he could still be traded - and this situation won't change unless someone claims him off waivers - and then the Leafs are stuck with an untradable $1.75 million chunk of cap for two more years. This could very well mean that Finger has played his final game as a Maple Leafs at the NHL level.