Pierre McGuire confirms a Leaf will put on waivers.

Pierre McGuire, TSN’s “hockey insider” and analyst, reported on the Mitch Melnyk Show on Team 990 in Montreal that a “high-profile” Leaf player will be put on waivers very soon.

He apparently got a call late last night, around 1 or 2am, from a reliable Leaf source.McGuire’s source told him that he did not know the exact name of the player in question, but both assumed that the player will be Shayne Corson.

McGuire went on to say that should this be Corson and that he is not picked up, that he will be sent to the minors. And, if Corson does not report to their farm club he will likely be suspended without pay.

This seems like a nasty thing to be doing to Shayne although I can see where they are going to need some room on their roster. With the acquisition of Nolan and Gilmour and the return of a healthy Roberts perhaps the Leafs feel there is no more room for him.