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Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Tomas Kaberle(notes), fresh off the Czech Republic's disappointing showing in the Olympics, is not planning on being traded before Wednesday's 3 p.m. Eastern trade deadline, according to the National Post.

Kaberle has a no-trade clause so he's got a lot of control over the situation. His agent also says Kaberle never gave Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke a list of teams that he'd be willing to get traded to for the rest of this season and next.

If the Leafs don't make the playoffs this season, Kaberle's no-trade clause disappears. It's looking pretty good that the Leafs won't get in, considering there are 21 games left and the team is out of it by 15 points.

Other fellows rumored to be in the soon-to-be-history bin in Toronto include veteran forwards Alexei Ponikarovsky(notes), Lee Stempniak(notes) and Wayne Primeau(notes), who will all be unrestricted free agents this summer.


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Source: National Post

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