June 27 marks the opening of a wild and unusual period in the 2013 NHL offseason.
For the first time, each franchise will be able to make two amnesty buyouts this summer. The designated period runs until 5 p.m. on July 4, just one day prior to the start of free agency.
Compliance buyout window is now open BUT no buyout can occur until: a) player is put on waivers; b) player clears waivers 24 hrs later.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) June 27, 2013
In the case of a buyout, two-thirds of the bought-out player's salary (as long as the player is at least 26 years of age) is spread out over the remaining seasons of the contract, and the player becomes an unrestricted free agent.
Track every buyout from the chaotic 2013 NHL offseason here live, complete with full financial details.
Salary cap information courtesy of CapGeek.com.
Last Update: July 4, 1:34 p.m.
|Player||Age||Former Team||Report|| |
Years Bought Out
|Buyout Cost||Current Designation|
|Mikhail Grabovski||29||Toronto Maple Leafs||Globe & Mail||Eight||$14.3 million||On Waivers|
|Keith Ballard||30||Vancouver Canucks||TSN||Four||$5.6 million||Free Agent|
|Tom Gilbert||30||Minnesota Wild||TSN||Two||$2 million||Free Agent|
|Carlo Colaiacovo||30||Detroit Red Wings||TSN||Two||$1.9 million||Free Agent|
|Nathan Gerbe||25||Buffalo Sabres||TSN||Two||$0.6 million||Free Agent|
|Jeff Schultz||27||Washington Capitals||TSN||Two||$2 million||Free Agent|
|Rick DiPietro||31||New York Islanders||Newsday||16||$24 million||Free Agent|
|Rostislav Olesz||27||Chicago Blackhawks||NHL||Two||$2.8 million||Free Agent|
|Steve Montador||33||Chicago Blackhawks||NHL||Four||$2.7 million||Free Agent|
|Vincent Lecavalier||33||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||14||$30 million||Signed with Philadelphia Flyers|
|Danny Briere||35||Philadelphia Flyers||RDS||Four||$3.3 million||Free Agent|
|Ilya Bryzgalov||33||Philadelphia Flyers||USA Today||14||$23 million||Free Agent|
|Scott Gomez*||33||Montreal Canadiens||ESPN||Two Remaining||$3 million||UFA Rights with Sharks|
|Tomas Kaberle||35||Montreal Canadiens||TSN||Two||$3 million||Free Agent|
|Wade Redden*||36||New York Rangers||ESPN||Two Remaining||$3.3 million||UFA Rights with Bruins|
*Player was bought out using compliance buyout before 2013 season.
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