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01-25-2013, 10:18 PM
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Wicker Park
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You can't. I should have been more clear. I think one of two things will happen:
1.) Montador's career is over. He and the team are aware that it's over and he'll remain on LTIR until the remaining 2 years (after this season) of his contract run out.
2.) Montador will be cleared at some point before the season ends, Chicago obviously won't play him and they'll buy him out when the season's over.
The buyout option is a little rough. He makes too little to be eligible for a compliance buyout, so it would have to be a dead cap space-eating standard buyout over four years ($1.2m, 1.5, 0.7, 0.7). If he's ever cleared the hawks could put him in Rockford and take a $1.7m cap hit and see how it goes or hopes he retires, try to trade him to a cap floor team and while retaining 50% of his salary (leaving ~$1m per for that team), or just play him thinking he's better than the net of his cap hit-minus buyout (can earn ~$1.5m) while believing there is depth in Rockford if/when he's injured to replace him. All of those options are probably better than just carrying his buyout cap hit for 4 years.
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