Top 10 NHL Buyout Candidates

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Mike Komisarek, Toronto Maple Leafs

March 15, 2012; Tampa FL, USA; Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Mike Komisarek (8) shoots during the first period against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Tampa Bay Times Forum. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

One of the large group of defensive defensemen who were vastly overpaid for their contribution, Komisarek was banished to the minors to end the 2013 season.  Buying out Komisarek is a no-brainer, as a $2.3M buyout relieves the Leafs of the final year of his contract and $4.5M in cap space.