Sunday, December 14, 2014

Sports in Brief: Sabres waive Leino, with eye to buying him out

Buffalo´s Ville Leino tries to get the puck away from Carolina´s John-Michael Liles. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Buffalo's Ville Leino tries to get the puck away from Carolina's John-Michael Liles. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Underperforming Sabres forward Ville Leino is on his way out in Buffalo. The Sabres placed Leino on waivers for the purpose of buying out the remaining three years of his contract.

Leino, an ex-Flyer, was set to make $11 million over the final three years of a six-year, $27 million contract. If he goes unclaimed on 24-hour waivers, the Sabres would buy out Leino's contract by paying him two-thirds of what he's owed.

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