Darcy Tucker is done as a Leaf.
GM Cliff Fletcher informed Tucker that his stay in Toronto is terminated as the club will forego with buying out his contract. Toronto will be on the hook for two-thirds of what remains on the remaining three years, which is $6 million. The rule says that the buyout must be spread over twice the length of the remainder of the contraft, therefore the Maple Leafs will suffer a cap hit of exactly $1 million over the next 6 years.
In case you never knew, Tucker is a former 6th round, 151st overall pick of the Montreal Canadiens in 1993. He appeared in 42 games and tallied 6 points (1-5) for the Habs before being traded to Tampa Bay, and then to Toronto.
Updated rumours coming tomorrow night!