Penguins place Jack Johnson on waivers for buyout

Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Jack Johnson (3) passes the puck past Detroit Red Wings defenseman Filip Hronek (17) in the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, in Detroit. (Paul Sancya/AP)

The Pittsburgh Penguins have placed defenceman Jack Johnson on waivers for purposes of a buyout, the team announced Monday.

Johnson scored three goals and 11 points during the 2019-20 regular season. The 33-year-old had a minus-4 rating with two shots on net in the four Stanley Cup Playoff games he skated in this season.

The Indianapolis, Ind., native has 15 seasons of experience in the NHL, with 70 goals and 302 points over 937 games.

The Penguins also announced that they have extended a qualifying offer to goaltender Matt Murray. Forwards Pontus Aberg, Anthony Angello, Sam Lafferty and Sam Miletic also received qualifying offers.

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