/Buyouts make Panthers, Devils even bigger free agent buyers

Buyouts make Panthers, Devils even bigger free agent buyers


AP

Published 12:39 p.m. ET June 30, 2017 | Updated 6:28 p.m. ET June 30, 2017

Florida Panthers general manager Dale Tallon was already talking about getting aggressive in the free agent market.

Now he has some extra room to do that.

Florida was one of several teams to buy out a player in the last chance this offseason, clearing salary-cap space for the start of free agency Saturday.

The Panthers save $2.67 million by buying out forward Jussi Jokinen, the New Jersey Devils save almost $4.5 million by buying out forwards Michael Cammalleri and Devante Smith-Pelly, the Boston Bruins save $1.73…

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