June 30, 2011
Leafs re-sign Rosehill
By LANCE HORNBY, QMI Agency
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.