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June 22, 2013 | 11:58am ET
Wings to buyout Samuelsson?
TheFourthPeriod.com

If the Red Wings are unable to trade some of their players before the start of free agency, the team could end up buying out one or two of its players this summer.

According to the Detroit Free Press, the Wings could end up buying out a player like veteran Mikael Samuelsson, who has one-year left on his deal.

The paper suggests Samuelsson's $3 million spot could be used to pay for a top-six forward, which Wings GM Ken Holland is hoping to obtain this summer.

Teams are allowed two compliance buyouts, which do not count against the salary cap, that can be used this summer or next, or split between the two summers. Teams can start buying out players 48 hours after the Stanley Cup Final is awarded, through July 4 at 5pm ET.

With nearly $11 million in salary cap space, the Wings do not necessarily have to buy anyone out, but the team is looking to create roster spots for new assets.

Buying out Samuelsson could be an issue, though, as the Free Press indicates that Samuelsson isn't healthy and as a result might be ineligible to be bought out.

The paper also lists defenseman Carlo Colaiacovo as a buyout candidate.

Colaiacovo has one-year left on his deal, which comes with a $2.5 million salary cap hit. However, Colaiacovo is set to earn $2.85 million next season, and his salary is what the team would be paying.


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