NHL Buyouts Roundup: Cammalleri, Bouma placed on waivers

Roger Millions reports on the Calgary Flames, who have recently traded for Mike Smith and Travis Hamonic, filling major gaps on their back end. With free agency looming though, they may not be done adding.

With NHL free agency period looming, many teams across the league are buying out players to relieve cap space.

The Calgary Flames and New Jersey Devils are among the teams that have done so as Friday’s 5 p.m. ET deadline draws nearer.

Here’s an updated look at all the players who have reportedly been waived. They are expected to be bought out unless another team claims them on waivers before noon on Saturday:

Boston Bruins

The Boston Bruins will buy out winger Jimmy Hayes, who recored just five points this past season.

Calgary Flames

The Calgary Flames are expected to buy out defenceman Ryan Murphy, who was acquired Thursday night from Carolina along with Eddie Lack. Forward Lance Bouma was also placed on waivers for purpose of a buyout.

Florida Panthers

In what could be considered a surprise move, the Florida Panthers will buy out veteran winger Jussi Jokinen, who scored 11 goals and 27 points with the Panthers during the 2016-17 season.

New Jersey Devils

After recording 31 points in 61 games for in New Jersey this past season, Mike Cammalleri is expected to be bought out by the Devils. The 35-year-old’s 2016-17 point total was his lowest since 2011-12 with the Flames.

Devante Smith-Pelly was also waived for a buyout.

Winnipeg Jets

In Winnipeg, the Jets will buy out defenceman Mark Stuart, who recorded just four points in 42 games this past season.