When the 11 o’clock news comes on Thursday night, Mike Komisarek’s career as a Maple Leaf will be turned off.

That’s the hour NHL teams can officially put in motion one or both of their compliance buyouts — exactly two days after the Stanley Cup final ends — under the new CBA rules.

There’s no urgency on the club’s part to dump the big defenceman right at 11:01, but he became the prime candidate to be cashed out at season’s end and reports the past few days make the move a formality.

Asked Tuesday on The Fan 590 about exercising either of the Leafs amnesty moves soon, general manager Dave Nonis said, “Definitely a possibility. We’re going to take our time, get through until the draft (this Sunday) and at that point, look to see if there’s a buyout we need to use.”

Nonis, who is trying to bring the Leafs salary cap under the new 2013-14 ceiling of $64.3 million and find money for free agents will start with Komisarek’s $3.575 million. Signed for five years at $22.5 million way back in the days when Brian Burke intended to fast-track the rebuild, Komisarek endured some injury issues and never had the desired impact. Rather than continue to sit in the press box, Komisarek offered to finish last year with the AHL Marlies.

Komisarek’s agent, Matt Keator, could not be reached for comment on his contract status Tuesday.

Under the buyout, Komisarek would get two-thirds of his salary over twice the length of his contract, without it counting against the cap.

Lupul ... in the flesh

Joffrey Lupul has deked a few NHLers out of their jock straps.

And that might be all he’s wearing in ESPN The Magazine’s ‘Body Issue’, out July 12. Lupul and a group of male and female sports celebs will be stripping down for the cameras.

The mag teases “NFC champion quarterback Colin Kaepernick, U.S. Olympic gold medallist/new mom Kerri Walsh Jennings and 77-year-old golfer Gary Player are among the 21 athletes who will appear wearing as little as possible — if anything at all”.

Editor-in-chief Chad Milliman said the athletes are “proud of the work they put into being strong and powerful and we’re proud that they trust us to capture that.”

Included in the shoot will be Canadian-born U.S. women’s soccer player Sydney Leroux, who got in a verbal war with Toronto fans about alleged racist taunts at a recent BMO Field friendly.