The Toronto Maple Leafs placed defenseman Tim Gleason on unconditional waivers Monday to buy out his contract.

However, Gleason will stay on the team's salary cap for the next four seasons because the move is an ordinary-course buyout.

The Maple Leafs already used their two compliance buyouts on defenseman Mike Komisarek and center Mikhail Grabovski.

Gleason will count $833,333 against the salary cap next season, $1,833,333 in 2015-16 and $1,333,333 in 2016-17, according to CapGeek.com.

The Leafs acquired Gleason from the Carolina Hurricanes in January. He had one goal, five assists, 65 penalty minutes and a minus-21 rating in 56 games last season.