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Sharks F Marty Havlat no longer potential buyout candidate after undergoing surgery

Monday, 06.24.2013 / 5:55 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Sharks F Marty Havlat no longer potential buyout candidate after undergoing surgery

SAN JOSE, Calif. - San Jose Sharks forward Marty Havlat has undergone surgery to help repair the injured groin that sidelined him during the playoffs and will not be an option to be bought out of the final two years of his contract this summer.

General manager Doug Wilson said Monday that Havlat had a bilateral pelvic floor reconstruction earlier this month and will be sidelined indefinitely.

With Havlat injured, the Sharks will not be able to use one of the two compliance buyouts in the new collective bargaining agreement to get out of the final two years of his $30 million, six-year contract.

Wilson had previously not said whether the team would use a buyout this summer. He said Monday he does not expect that to happen.

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