BUF puts Ville Leino on unconditional waivers for purpose of buyout.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) June 17, 2014
Buffalo’s seemingly endless nightmare finally reached its end today, when the Buffalo Sabres announced they have waived forward Ville Leino, with the intention of using one of their two compliance buyouts.
Once Leino clears waivers, the buyout will be executed.
Leino, a member of the Sabres for the past three seasons, had not scored in 58 straight games.
In his entire tenure with Buffalo, Leino tallied 46 points (10 goals, 36 assists) in 137 games.
This move gives the Sabres 4.5 million extra in cap space for each of the next three seasons.
As per NHL rules, the Sabres will end up paying Leino two-thirds of the remaining money over double the remaining length of said deal. That being said, the Sabres will pay Leino 1.22 million dollars per season, until 2020.
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