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01-17-2013, 11:04 AM
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I think he may be bought out.
He doesn't fit in their plans and they would like him to move on. Buy him out and mission accomplished.
Buyout doesn't solve anything since he's FA at end of year. Leafs still on hook for same cap hit/salary for this year since buyout doesn't change any of that until next year (where he costs $0 anyways because he's not under contract). So better to save the buyout since there are limited number of them they can use than use it to not change their cap status anyways.
They could send him to the AHL, or if they don't want him in their system they could even loan him to another AHL club (like we did with Schiestel) or to Europe (as we did with Kotalik). He's already out of their plans for next year to begin with since he's not under contract.
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