Forward Alexander Semin was placed on unconditional waivers by the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday with the intent of buying out his contract.
Semin, 31, had the least productive season of his NHL career in 2014-15, scoring six goals and 19 points in 57 games. He has three years remaining on a five-year contract he signed in March 2013, and will cost the Hurricanes $2.33 million for each of the next six seasons, according to war-on-ice.com.
Semin had 13 goals and 44 points in 44 games in 2012-13, his first season with the Hurricanes, and 22 goals and 42 points in 65 games in 2013-14.
Semin was the 13th pick in the 2002 NHL Draft by the Washington Capitals and spent seven seasons with them, setting NHL career highs in 2009-10 with 40 goals and 84 points.
Brad Boyes is expected to be bought out by the Florida Panthers after they placed the forward on waivers Tuesday, according to TSN.
Boyes, 33, had 14 goals and 38 points in 78 games this season. He has one year remaining on his contract and will cost the Panthers $833,333 each of the next two seasons.
Tuesday is the final day players can be placed on waivers for buyout purposes. If Semin and Boyes clear waivers at 12 p.m. ET Wednesday, they become unrestricted free agents.