Leafs re-sign Rosehill

(QMI Agency files)

(QMI Agency files)

LANCE HORNBY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:57 PM ET

Jay Rosehill is coming back to the Maple Leafs with a one-year, $600,000 contract. The question is whether designated policeman Colton Orr returns at 100%.

Rosehill, the enforcer winger from Olds, Alta., has been battling for a full-time role with the Leafs since signing as a free agent two years ago. He filled in much of the second half of last season for Orr, who did not play after losing a Jan. 20 fight to George Parros of the Ducks in which he suffered a concussion.

The only time general manager Brian Burke updated Orr's condition was near season's end, when he said Orr could have accelerated his re-hab if the Leafs were going to make the playoffs. It was deemed best to let him make a full recovery.

Rosehill, meanwhile, ended the season with three points in 38 games. He was a minus-six with 71 penalty minutes, including a lively bout with Milan Lucic in Boston. He had 15 total fights in the NHL and AHL last season according to Hockeyfights.com.


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