True, but we'r still stuck with them.
Unless we waive them and pay a part of their salary, that would be very very bad administration. Nobody wants Streit, Bouillon, Dandy or Niiniima in a trade. Teams that want a #2-3 d-man will wait for this summer to get Markov or Sourray on UFA market. And by the way, without Kovalev, we won't even past first round of the playoff.