Thread: Confirmed Signing with Link: 2012 NHL Free Agents List
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06-18-2012, 10:34 AM
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Originally Posted by caley View Post
I believe it is a mutual agreement thing or a case where the player is breaking/planning to break his contract. For instance, I can remember Pittsburgh wanting to assign John LeClair to the AHL and he didn't want to go and team and LeClair came to a mutual agreement and released him. Another incident from earlier this season was Philadelphia had let Joonas Lehtivuori return to Finland in 2010-11 but were anticipating him returning for Training Camp last year (Even had him listed on their TC roster). When Lehtivuori failed to show up for camp, the Flyers put him on waivers and had his contract terminated.
Yeah that's what I suspect too but quite interesting for Salak to give up $600k like this. Next year he would have been on one-way deal for the first time so he could have gotten lots of money. He must be quite confident on getting a good deal from Europe since he basically gave up the biggest paycheck of his career here.

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