The Ottawa Senators are reportedly planning to put forward Bobby Ryan's name on waivers in an effort to buy out his contract.
This is what the TSN network argued on Friday, on the first day when it is possible to buy the contract of a player in the National Hockey League.
There are two years left on the contract that Ryan signed in October 2014. This agreement brings him 7.25 million annually. A buyout would mean that the “Senses” would save 3.67 million over the next two years and would have a penalty of $ 1.8 million during the 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 campaigns.
Last season, Ryan played just 24 games, adding five goals and three assists for eight points. He was also the recipient of the Bill-Masterton Trophy, which is awarded to a player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and commitment to hockey.
Struggling with alcoholism problems, the 33-year-old left the “Senses” fold in November to seek help from the National Hockey League and Association assistance program. players.
The career second-overall pick in the 2005 NHL Draft hit the target 254 times and provided 301 assists for 555 points in 833 games. The Anaheim Ducks selected him at the time. He played the first six seasons of his career in this organization. He moved to the Senators in a trade involving Jakob Silfverberg and a first-round draft pick in July 2013.