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Maple Leafs' Kaberle has not waived no-trade clause

TSN.ca Staff

2/15/2011 8:03:49 PM

Despite reports to the contrary on Tuesday afternoon, Toronto Maple Leaf Tomas Kaberle has not waived the no-trade clause on his contract.

However, the veteran defenceman has indicated to Leafs general manager Brian Burke that Boston may be a potentially favourable location for the veteran blueliner to go to.

While Burke does not need permission from Kaberle to talk to other teams, he will need the blueliner's permission to trade him.

And while a deal with the Bruins may well be worked out, Kaberle may or may not provide Burke with another potential landing spot if a deal with Boston cannot be worked out.

The 32-year-old native of the Czech Republic has been a mainstay on the Leafs blueline for the past decade and is second-highest scoring defenceman in franchise history - behind only Borje Salming - with 83 goals and 435 assists in 876 games, all with the Maple Leafs.

Kaberle leads the Leafs in assists this season with 33 to go along with three goals in 56 games. He was originally selected in the eighth round, 204th overall in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft.