KABERLE TO BE TRADED TO BRUINS FOR COLBORNE AND PICKS

Tomas Kaberle’s time as a Toronto Maple Leaf has finally come to an end.

After 12 seasons in blue and white, the Maple Leafs have traded the veteran defenceman to the Boston Bruins in exchange for prospect centre Joe Colborne, the Bruins’ first round pick in 2011 and a conditional draft pick.

The trade call still has to go through the league to confirm the deal.

Kaberle, 32, has been a mainstay on the Leafs’ blue line for the past decade and is the second-highest scoring defenceman in team history behind Borje Salming – with 83 goals and 437 assists in 878 games. Kaberle led the Leafs in assists this season with 35.

While the Leafs haven’t made the playoffs since the 2003-04 season, Kaberle has played in 77 career post-season games.

The Bruins will be on the hook for the remainder of Kaberle’s $4.25 million contract. He will be an unrestricted free agent in the summer.

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