Tomas Kaberle Waives No Trade Clause; Will Be Traded In 24-72 Hours

John TaboneCorrespondent IFebruary 14, 2011

TORONTO, CAN - FEBRUARY 7:  Tomas Kaberle #15 of the Toronto Maple Leafs skates in a game against the Atlanta Thrashers on February 7, 2011 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Canada. The Leafs defeated the Thrashers 5-4. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)
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After Brian Burke went ahead and traded away Kris Versteeg to Philadelphia for a first- and third-round pick, many have speculated the wheeling and dealing in Toronto is not done yet.

The Maple Leafs are now down one NHL caliber forward (who was a pretty good one at that) and will almost definitely look to trade for an NHL caliber forward. The type of player, however, can be a bottom-six grinder or a top-six talent. It all depends on who or what Burke decides to move. (The third round pick may be in play for a forward)

Just minutes ago, various reliable sources have told me that Tomas Kaberle has finally waived his no-trade clause and a deal will occur in 24-72 hours. Ideally, the Toronto Maple Leafs are looking for a few picks with one of them being a first rounder, a solid prospect, and a young top-six forward that can make an impact on the roster now. Usually, in the event that a player waives his no-trade clause, news is rarely broken until the player is actually traded and as of right now the news on Kaberle should be viewed as a highly reliable rumor. 

With Kaberle finally waiving his no-trade clause, a ton of possible trade scenarios have infiltrated the minds of fans and general managers around the league.


9:03 PM EST: @TheFourthPeriod "On a separate note, told Kaberle has not yet officially waived his no-trade clause." The topic is obviously being discussed among the beat writers and TFP's track record is not as accurate as @IncarceratedBob. More on this soon.

9:19 PM EST: @CraigCustance (highly reputable; writes for "Burke said that his agent has asked for complete secrecy regarding possible deals and he's respecting it" Just asked him if Kaberle would waive and this was his response on my other twitter. 

9:29 PM EST: @IncarceratedBob "Curran will not tell MEDIA that his client( Kaberle )waived NTC until Burke finalizes the deal. They made this agreement last week"Just more info.

9:33 PM EST: Four teams that are highly interested: Rangers, Bruins, Kings, Red Wings; all contenders at this point.  

Stay tuned for more updates coming soon!  

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