Aug 242008
 

Rather slow news day, but a couple quick rumours:

Andrej Meszaros has yet to sign, and could still be given an offer sheet. Meszaros reportedly has a standing offer from the KHL for $4m/year, but is still willing to negotiate with the Sens, in the hopes of reaching an agreement before camp. It’s a little odd that he hasn’t signed already, considering how “close” both sides said they were. I’m not expecting to see Meszaros in anything but a Sens uniform, however.

Vitaly Vishnevksi has been placed on waivers by the Devils to clear some cap room. The Devils have only roughly $1m in cap space and will need at least triple that for emergency purposes to open the season. However, it remains to be seen is Vishnevski, who has two years remaining (including this year), will be bought out, or simply demoted.

Josef Boumedienne makes his return to the NHL as a Leaf on a two-way contract. He is signed purely for depth purposes, and is not necessarily a sign that Bryan McCabe is moving for sure.

  2 Responses to “Rumour Quick Hits”

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    From what I understand, Vishnevski can’t be bought out at this point of the offseason. If he clears waivers (which he will, there’s no way anyone picks him up), the Devils will owe him his full remaining salary of 3.6M, but it won’t go against the cap.

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    Visnevski apparently asked the Devils to release him so he can play in Russia. The Devils have obliged and thus will not have to pay him a penny nor will his salary count against the cap.

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