Thursday, August 11, 2011

Predators Buyout Lebda

The Nashville Predators have decided against keeping defenseman Brett Lebda around, after acquiring him from Toronto in the deal that sent Cody Franson and Matthew Lombardi to the Maple Leafs earlier in the off-season.  Lebda had one year remaining on his current contract, valued at $1.45 million, but only scoring 4 points in 41 games last season and not having a good all-around year was likely to blame for the buyout.

Brett Lebda buyout from
2011-12: $516,667
2012-13: $466,667

This move should open up some room for one of the team's younger prospects to come up through the system and take away some of the liability from the blueline.

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