Leafs place Rosehill, Boyce on waivers as deadline looms Staff

2/24/2012 2:09:10 PM

General manager Brian Burke could be making some wiggle room in his payroll for Monday's trade deadline, as the Toronto Maple Leafs placed forwards Jay Rosehill and Darryl Boyce on waivers Friday.

The move could give the Leafs the roster and salary cap flexibility to make additions to a lineup that is currently ninth in the Eastern Conference standings.

Boyce is set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer. The 27-year-old has a goal and an assist in 17 games with the Leafs this season. He is earning $700,000 this season.

Rosehill, 26, is set for restricted free agency and has played 16 games with 21 penalty minutes. He is earning $600,000 this season.

The Leafs will call a player up from the Marlies on Saturday.