Tomas Kaberle Traded to Boston

Around noon today reports have been coming out that Toronto Maple Leafs has asked Tomas Kaberle to waive his no trade clause officially to go to the Boston Bruins. Barring any unforeseen complications the deal will go down.

The highly speculated deal is expected to be Tomas Kaberle to Boston in exchange for prospect Joe Colborne and the Bruins’ first round draft pick in 2011.

Kaberle has been with the Leafs for 11 and a half seasons. After years of speculated trade, Kaberle has finally decided to leave the organization.

Joe Colborne was drafted 16th overall in 2008 by the Boston Bruins. The young centre has yet to play an NHL game but has played over 50 games in the American Hockey League. With the Providence Bruins, Colborne has allotted 12 goals and 26 points.

Of course the deal has yet to be called official yet, updates will come but the trade is expected to be finalized within the next hour or so. For updates on the situation and how it unfolds make sure to follow me on twitter @NHLMattReed

Update: The trade has been confirmed as we now wait word from the NHL for it to be official. The official deal is Kaberle for Colborne and two draft picks — Boston’s first round pick in 2011 and a conditional pick. Condition most likely being if Kaberle re-signs with Boston or not.

Update 2: To clear cap space for Kaberle, Boston has dealt Blake Wheeler and Mark Stuart to Atlanta for Rich Peverley and Boris Valabik

Matt Reed
Writer for The Reed Review, The Checking Line, Hockey Independent and Inside Hockey

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