The Philadelphia Flyers have placed defenceman Andrew MacDonald on unconditional waivers for the purpose of buying out his contract.
MacDonald, 32, had one year remaining on a six-year, $30 million contract he signed with the Flyers in 2014.
Once the buyout is complete, MacDonald will be a free agent but still carry a cap hit of $1,166,667 in 2019-20 — giving the Flyers $3,833,333 to spend elsewhere. The following season, MacDonald will represent a $1,916,667 cap hit for the Flyers. (All salary data courtesy of CapFriendly.com.)
The Flyers acquired MacDonald in a trade with the New York Islanders shortly before signing him to his six-year contract in the spring of 2014. In only 47 games last season, MacDonald registered nine assists and a minus-five rating.