While he has enjoyed his time in Toronto, he was expecting to be moved by Monday's 3pm ET trade deadline. That didn't happen.
There was some push back from teams concerned Parenteau's injury, muscle stiffness in his neck -- he was scratched from Monday night's game against Tampa Bay -- but ultimately nobody was willing to pay a high draft-pick for his services.
According to a source close to the situation, Leafs GM Lou Lamoriello was originally asking for a second-round draft pick in exchange for Parenteau, but as the days inched closer to the deadline, he dropped that to a third-round pick.
Teams didn't bite.
The Maple Leafs also had discussions with other teams about forwards Brad Boyes, Mark Arcobello and Michael Grabner, all pending unrestricted free agents, but nothing materialized.