Jackets waive Commodore (Update: Clears Re-Entry)
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01-15-2011, 01:37 PM
Join Date: Feb 2003
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Rolston is destined to be bought out.
That is irrelevant to his cap hit. He was 35+ was he signed with the Devils, so the Devils have to take his full cap hit.
No 35+ player has ever been bought out, so not sure how the NHL would do it if the Devils tried anyways. Currently, the buyout is 2/3 of the salary and 1/3 of the cap hit can be taken over 2 times the remaining term of the deal.
Again, for a 35+ player, teams are required to take a full cap hit regardless of what happens to the player, even if Rolston retires in the off-season, the Devils eat the $5 million salary cap hit next year.
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