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.
You forget how good [Nieuwendyk] was. You hear the points and stuff and you almost forget until they kind of walk you through his career, and that was really cool for me. I might have felt it a little more than some of the other guys because he was one of my favorites growing up, but that was very cool and I'm honored to have been a part of it. I had chills the entire ceremony.
— Calgary's Joe Colborne on the "Forever a Flame" ceremony for Joe Nieuwendyk