Predators place Turris, Santini on waivers for purpose of buyout

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Nashville Predators centre Kyle Turris (8) celebrates after scoring the go-ahead goal against the St. Louis Blues during the third period on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (Mark Humphrey/AP)

The Nashville Predators have placed forward Kyle Turris and defenceman Steven Santini on unconditional waivers for the purpose of buying out their contracts.

Turris, 31, has four years remaining on the six-year, $36-million extension he signed in Nashville in November 2017 following a trade to the Predators from the Ottawa Senators. According to CapFriendly, the Turris buyout will give the Predators an annual cap-hit savings of $4 million for the remainder of the contract, with a buyout cap hit of $2 million in each of the next eight years.

In 182 games with the Predators since his acquisition, Turris recorded 29 goals and 96 points.

Santini, who was acquired by Nashville in the P.K. Subban deal, has one year remaining on his current contract. His buyout will give the Predators a savings of $1.375 million in 2020-21, per CapFriendly.

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