OTTAWA, Ontario: Bobby Ryan was positioned on waivers by the Ottawa Senators on Friday for the aim of a buyout.
Ryan received the Masterton Trophy, the NHLs award for perseverance, on Sept. 7 after publicly sharing his battle with alcohol points. The 33-year-old ahead entered the NHL/NHL Players Assistance program on Nov. 20 to get assist for his dependancy points.
Ryan has two years left on his contract at a $7.25 million cap hit and was owed $15 million in actual money. Buying out the contract will save the Senators $3.67 million in cap area in every of the following two seasons, however add a cap cost of $1.83 million in every of the next two years.
Ryan had 5 targets and eight factors in 24 video games for Ottawa this season. He has 254 targets and 301 assists in 883 video games in 13 NHL seasons with the Anaheim Ducks and Ottawa. He was drafted second total by Anaheim in 2005.