Thursday, August 02, 2018
Buyout Period (Aug 2)
On Thursday, the Calgary Flames put forward Troy Brouwer on unconditional waivers for the purpose of buying out the remainder of his contract, with the expectation that he will clear and the paperwork will be done on Friday. Brouwer had two years remaining on his current deal, which carried a cap hit of $4.5 million each year and now the Flames will save $3 million on the next two seasons and carry an extra cap hit of $1.5 million in years three and four.
Brouwer, 32, has been anything but a hockey pool worthy player for the Flames, only picking up 6 goals and 22 points in 76 games for the team last season, not exactly producing at what his cap hit suggested he should be doing.
The extra cap space will go a long ways into finishing the RFA deal that is awaiting recently acquired defenseman Noah Hanifin, who has yet to ink a new deal with his new team. With Brouwer out and Spencer Foo moving back into the projected lineup, I am showing the Flames with $4.6 million left in cap space.