Thread: Injury Report: Back Surgery for Alfie.
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06-07-2011, 08:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Topside View Post
Didn't the team buyout Alfie's last contract before he turned 35 so that he wouldn't be signing a 35+ contract? If not, then why did they buyout his last contract? Can somebody clear that up for me?
They did not buy out his contract. Alfie was still under an old CBA contract that had options in it (no longer able to do that under the current CBA), so instead of exercising the options, the Sens bought out the options and signed him to a new contract. It had to be cleared by the NHL and NHLPA, but they all agreed that it was the best way to go. Alfie was the only NHL player that had options, so it was a one off situation. The options buyout is what is listed as the buyout.

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