With the buyout deadline of 4pm CST fast approaching, the league has started churning out names that will see their contracts terminated. Here is the latest:
- Elliotte Friedman reports that Calgary winger Mason Raymond has been placed on waivers and will be bought out. The 30-year old had a single season at $3.15MM left on his deal and will incur a $1.05MM cap-hit for next year.
- Also from Friedman, the Predators have decided to buyout Eric Nystrom, the 33-year old winger who scored just 7 points in 46 games for the club last season. His contract was set to expire after next season and had $2.5MM left on it. The Preds will take the $500K cap hit this year, and deal with the $1MM left next season.
- As reported two days ago, Brad Stuart was placed on waivers for the purpose of buying him out. Friedman and Bob McKenzie tell us that he’s now cleared them and will indeed be bought out today.
- The Blue Jackets have announced that they have bought out the final two seasons of Fedor Tyutin’s deal that was worth almost $9MM. For a team desperate for salary relief, this will give them close to $3.3MM in cap room for 2016-17.