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Tlusty was also a UFA two years ago after Carolina declined to give him a qualifying offer. So if the Leafs or any other team saw significant upside there they could have had him for nothing.
Didn't want to pay him what would have been required as he was coming off a poor season that required off season surgery. They signed him July 1st. He agreed to the contract so must have been happy in Carolina.

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Jul 6: Tlusty (shoulder) has partnered with Tomas Kaberle, Carolina's new defenseman, for offseason workouts, Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News and Observer reports. Tlusty, who signed a one-year, $525,000 contract with the 'Canes on July 1, has something in common with Kaberle, as they both were drafted by the Maple Leafs -- Tlusty was selected a decade after Kaberle -- in 2006. Of course, the Hurricanes have been awfully patient with Tlusty, as the winger has sustained several injuries in his young career, including a shoulder malady that required surgery following the 2010-11 season. Health permitting, Tlusty figures to be an energetic cog on Carolina's lower lines in the coming years.

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