A veteran National Hockey League enforcer is set to be a free agent.
While it seemed like veteran defenseman Roman Polak was destined for a roster spot on the Toronto Maple Leafs following a professional tryout offer from his former team, that will not be the case after all.
According to a report from Sportsnet insider Chris Johnston, on Tuesday the Maple Leafs' cut Polak from his PTO effectively making him a free-agent available to be signed by any NHL team.
How interested Polak is in playing for another team may be a factor however, as Johnston is reporting that Polak will continue to practice with the Maple Leafs despite not having a contract this season.
No word on whether or not any rival teams have reached out to Polak since the announcement.