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Asked Jun 29, 2019 by Anonymous
Toronto Maple Leafs logo Can Marleau re-sign with Leafs

With the canes buying out Marleau, can he technically sign back with the leafs for the minimum? 

Jun 28, 2019

Yes, since Carolina bought him out, he could sign back with the Leafs. Only the team that actually did the buy out can't have him on the roster for a year.  The same situation happened last year with Washington and Brooks Orpik. They traded him to Colorado who bought him out, and then he signed a new deal with Washington.