Troy McClure wrote:slaps wrote:Why would they buy him out? If he's healthy, he's much better than Khudobin. If he's not healthy, then he's going on LTIR and his contract is (presumably) insured.
I disagree. There is a third option that creates a headache: he thinks he's fine, plays a bit, but still misses significant time with injury. You know, like every season of his the past half decade or so. This means they end up paying both he and Khudobin at full cap rates plus upwards of half a season of Oettinger. Oettinger isn't expensive, but every penny counts for this team.
Maybe so. I think he's probably done, or close to it. He's not young in hockey years, and missing an entire year is usually a death knell for a career.