Sign in with your NHL account:
  • Submit
  • Or
  • Sign in with Google
 
SHARE

Blackhawks to use buyouts on Montador, Olesz

Thursday, 06.27.2013 / 12:17 PM / News

NHL.com

Share with your Friends


Blackhawks to use buyouts on Montador, Olesz
The Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday announced it will use compliance buyouts on defenseman Steve Montador and left wing Rostislav Olesz.

The Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday announced they will use compliance buyouts on defenseman Steve Montador and left wing Rostislav Olesz.

The window for compliance buyouts opened at 11 p.m. ET on Wednesday and lasts until 5 p.m. ET on July 4. Each player must clear waivers for the buyouts to take place. If a player is claimed, the Blackhawks would save a compliance buyout, per the new Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Montador has two years remaining on his contract, which would have counted $2.75 million against the salary cap, according to Capgeek.com. Olesz also has two years left on his contract, and would count $3.123 million against the cap.

Quote of the Day

There's no discouragement in that room. There's no issues there at all to be honest with you. It's more about, 'Hey, it's opportunities for players.' And if we become that bad of a team because of one player, it's not a real good sign for our hockey club. So this is part of sports. It's part of hockey.

— Bruins coach Claude Julien on the loss of Zdeno Chara to injury
Winter Classic sweepstakes