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Maple Leafs place Mike Komisarek on waivers

The Toronto Maple Leafs placed seldom-used defenceman Mike Komisarek on waivers Wednesday. If he goes unclaimed by another NHL team, the 31-year-old will be sent to the AHL's Toronto Marlies.

Defenceman waives no movement clause, could suit up for AHL's Marlies if unclaimed

Mike Komisarek played in four games with the Maple Leafs in 2013. (Claus Andersen/Getty Images)

The Toronto Maple Leafs placed seldom-used defenceman Mike Komisarek on waivers Wednesday.

He waived his no movement clause and if he goes unclaimed by another NHL team, the 31-year-old will be sent to the AHL's Toronto Marlies.

The New York native has only played in four games for the Leafs this season, registering two penalty minutes and a plus-2.

He is in the fourth season of a five-year, $22.5 million US pact he signed with the Leafs as a free agent in 2009, and was expected to add a gritty, hard-hitting presence to Toronto's blue-line.

Komisarek, though, has largely struggled with his health and inconsistencies during his time with the Blue and White, resulting in missing games due to either injuries or being a healthy scratch. The six-foot-four, 243-pound defender has played in 519 career games with the Canadiens and Leafs, scoring 14 goals and 63 assists in that span.

He was an all-star in his final season with the Habs before he joined Toronto.

Komisarek suited up in just 34 games in 2009-10, and just 45 games last season. He saw action in 75 contests in 2010-11.