Young Star Has Become Available to the Leafs for Free

Published June 30, 2023 at 2:50 PM
BY JULIEN TREKKER
     
In the last few hours, there's been a lot of action in the NHL, as the first window to buy out contracts will close soon.

A player has been placed on waivers and the Leafs should inquire about him.

Detroit Buy Out Yamamoto



The Detroit Red Wings have officially placed Kailer Yamamoto on waivers in order to buy him out.



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"Kailer Yamamoto will be bought out by the Red Wings. Detroit strongly considered keeping him but couldn't make moves to make it work. Given tight cap, Yamamoto is a good young player hitting the market."


Yamamoto in Toronto?



Last season, Yamamoto played only 58 games and managed to score 25 points with the Oilers. Of course, playing in the same team as McDavid and Draisaitl, his ice-time took a hit. In another team, he could have a bigger role and achieve his full potential.

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That's why a lot of teams could be interested. The team claiming him would also have to take the remaining year of his contract, with a $3.1M AAV.

That may be a lot for Toronto, who are dealing with a tight cap situation.

Also, the 24 year-old could be looking for a team where he could have a bigger role than in Toronto, where he'd probably in the bottom-six.

Do you think Treliving should claim Yamamoto?

As seen on Markerzone - BREAKING: Red Wings Buy Out Promising Young Forward
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