From TSN’s Bob McKenzie:
Buyout waivers: Korpikoski (EDM), Carle (TB), Boll (CBJ), Seidenberg (BOS), Greene (LA), Jackman (NSH).
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) June 30, 2016
The cap hits for the Bruins for the next four years:
Aaron Ward reports:
With the flexibility of the Seidenberg buyout, expect an announcement soon of Boston Bruins and RFA Torey Krug agreeing to a 4 year deal.
— Aaron Ward (@NHL_AaronWard) June 30, 2016
Seidenberg’s full no-movement clause made him, well, immoveable. His poor play and injury problems last season made him undesirable. There likely wasn’t any chance of him being claimed by Las Vegas in the expansion draft, or any trade partners for him when his NMC would be come a limited NTC on January 1. The cap hit is painful, especially in the second year of the buyout, but it appears that the B’s management saw a buyout as the only way to move forward.
That said, he was a crucial part of the Bruins’ Cup run in 2011 and he was a veteran leader for the team. Many, many thanks to Der Hammer for his time with the B’s and for bringing the Cup home to Boston.
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