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Scott Laughton (skated; passed concussion test Feb. 1; injured reserve, Jan. 26)
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01-21-2013, 10:57 AM
Join Date: Jan 2013
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I don't know how the NHL's doing the compliance buyout, but in the NBA the player gets 100% of the remaining salary. The player's go on amnesty waivers, teams bid on the player. The highest bid gets the player, they are responsible for the portion they bid and the team that bought them out is responsible for the rest.
The NHL is doing it this way:
-Players get 2/3 of the remaining money spread out over double the years remaining on the deal. Briere is owed 5M over the last 2 years of his deal, so his buyout amount would be 3.333M and he would get roughly 833K per year for 4 years.
-After being bought out, the player is free to sign w/ anyone besides the team that bought him out (he cannot play w/ that team for 1 year from the date of the buyout). The player is free to sign for any amount of money that he is offered and no matter how much he gets, the team that bought him out doesn't get any relief from paying the player.
So it's quite reasonable to assume that Briere could be bought out by the Flyers and then could go get a 2 year 8M deal elsewhere. Under that scenario, he would make roughly 6M more than he's currently set to make.
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