The Colorado Avalanche will buy out D Brad Stuart, reports Mike Chambers of the Denver Post. The 36 year old has spent the last two seasons with the Avs.
Last season, Stuart only saw sparing time in Colorado’s lineup, dressing in only 6 games, being held pointless while averaging just 14:00 of ice time. In his career, he has suited up in 1,056 games between San Jose, Boston, Calgary, Los Angeles, Detroit, and Colorado.
The buyout will cost Colorado $2.4MM in salary. However, as he’s on a 35+ contract, the Avs must eat the entire cap hit of $3.6MM in 2016-17, with no subsequent penalty for 2017-18.