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As expected, Leino clears waivers and career with Sabres is over

By John Vogl

As expected, no one else wanted Ville Leino's contract, either.

The forward, placed on waivers Tuesday by the Sabres for the purposes of a compliance buyout, cleared waivers at noon today. Buffalo can now buy out the remaining three seasons of Leino's six-year, $27 million contract.

Leino will get $7.333 million from the Sabres over the next six years, but his annual $4.5 million cap hit is gone from the team's salary chart. Buffalo, which is an estimated $18 million under the salary cap floor for next season, needs to find more big contracts by opening night to comply with the collective bargaining agreement.

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John Vogl

John Vogl

John Vogl has been covering the Sabres since 2002-03, an era that has included playoff runs, last-place finishes and three ownership changes. The award-winning writer is the Buffalo chapter chairman for the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association.

@BuffNewsVogl | jvogl@buffnews.com

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