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Blue Jackets to buy out last year of Boll's contract

Forward placed on waivers; had three points in 30 games

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Right wing Jared Boll will have the final season of his contract bought out by the Columbus Blue Jackets if he clears waivers Friday.

He was placed on waivers Thursday to start the process. The buyout can proceed if he clears waivers at 12 p.m. ET on Friday.

Boll, 30, had one goal and three points in 30 games this season. He had an NHL salary-cap charge of $1.7 million for 2016-17, according to General Fanager.

"Over the past 10 years Jared Boll has been an impact player for the Columbus Blue Jackets on the ice and one of our best ambassadors in the community and for that we are extremely thankful," general manager Jarmo Kekalainen told the Blue Jackets website. "Everyone here has great respect and affection for Jared and wish him well. This decision was a difficult one, but one that we believe is in the best interest of our club at this time."

Boll was selected in the fourth round (No. 101) of the 2005 NHL Draft. He has 27 goals, 62 points and 1,195 penalty minutes in 518 NHL games, all with the Blue Jackets.

On Wednesday, the Blue Jackets bought out the final two seasons of defenseman Fedor Tyutin's six-year contract.

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