Well that didn't take long. 

Just a couple of days after being traded to the Carolina Hurricanes, Patrick Marleau is now a free agent. 

Indication is that the veteran winger will likely sign a cheap veteran contract with the San Jose Sharks. 

The Leafs traded Marleau to Carolina over the weekend along with a first round pick and 2020 seventh round pick for the Carolina Hurricanes 2020 sixth round pick. 

Marleau was a fan favourite and mentor in Toronto, however his contract was way too heavy for the team with Mitch Marner, Kasperi Kapanen and Andreas Johnsson needing new contracts.