The Detroit Red Wings placed forward Jordin Tootoo on waivers on Wednesday for the purposes of a buyout.
The 31-year tallied one assist over 11 games with the Red Wings in 2013-2014. Tootoo had one-year left on his contract with an average annual value of $1.9 million.
Should he clear waivers on Thursday, Tootoo would be in a position to become an unrestricted free agent once the Red Wings buy out the remainder of his contract for $1.33 million.
Over 539 career games with the Nashville Predators and Red Wings, Tootoo has scored 49 goals and added 85 assists for 134 points.
The Churchill, Manitoba native was selected by the Predators in the fourth round (98th overall) in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.