Where They Stand

As part of the NHL's latest Collective Bargaining Agreement, each club was granted two compliance buyouts to help jettison problem contracts signed under the previous CBA. While some teams acted quickly - either directly after the 2012-13 lockout ended or after the 2012-13 season's conclusion - many still have buyouts at their disposal prior to the July 1, 2014 deadline. Below is a list of each team's compliance buyout status, including players bought out and salary cap savings.

Team Player 1 AAV Player 2 AAV
Anaheim - - - -
Arizona - - - -
Boston - - - -
Buffalo Ville Leino $4.5M Christian Ehrhoff $4M
Calgary Shane O'Brien $2M - -
Carolina - - - -
Chicago Steve Montador $2.75M Rostislav Olesz $3.125M
Colorado - - - -
Columbus - - - -
Dallas Aaron Rome $1.5M - -
Detroit Carlo Colaiacovo $2.5M Jordin Tootoo $1.9M
Edmonton Eric Belanger $1.75M - -
Florida Ed Jovanovski $4.125M - -
Los Angeles - - - -
Minnesota Tom Gilbert $4M - -
Montreal Scott Gomez $7.357M Tomas Kaberle $4.25M
Nashville - - -
New Jersey Johan Hedberg $1.4M Anton Volchenkov $4.25M
NY Islanders Rick DiPietro $4.5M - -
NY Rangers Wade Redden $6.5M Brad Richards $6.667M
Ottawa - - - -
Philadelphia Danny Briere $6.5M Ilya Bryzgalov $5.667M
Pittsburgh - - - -
San Jose - - - -
St. Louis - - - -
Tampa Bay Vincent Lecavalier $7.727M Ryan Malone $4.5M
Toronto Mike Komisarek $4.5M Mikhail Grabovski $5.5M
Vancouver Keith Ballard $4.2M David Booth $4.25M
Washington Jeff Schultz $2.75M - -
Winnipeg - - - -

Buyout Rules

Under the current Collective Bargaining Agreement, each team is permitted two compliance buyouts before July 1, 2014. The buyouts do not count towards a team's salary cap obligations.

The team buying out players must pay out the money owed over a period of twice the remaining length of the contract.

Players over the age of 26 will receive two-thirds of their remaining salary owed over twice the amount of years remaining on their contract. Players who are younger than 26 at the time of the buyout will get one-third of the money remaining on their contact over twice the remaining length.

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