The Toronto Maple Leafs placed veteran winger Tie Domi on waivers this morning, which clears the way for the team to buy him out of the final year of his contract tomorrow. Players must be placed on waivers in order to be bought out. If Domi clears waivers – which will happen – by noon tomorrow when the NHL’s free agency period begins, he will become an unrestricted free agent, meaning any team may sign him without compensation to the Leafs.
“We want to thank Tie for his many years of service to the organization,” said GM John Ferguson in a press release. “He became a fan favourite for a reason and we wish him well in the years ahead.”