Can he retire at the end of this season and come back 'out of retirement' during free agency month looking for a team? We get him off the books and he still gets to play in the NHL....elsewhere.
This team is doomed with 6.5m cap locked up in a 3mill$ player. I don't want to banish him and effectively end his career in the NHL because I feel bad for the man... But this could be a solution that has both sides leaving happy.