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Saturday, June 28, 2008

Zhitnik on Waivers, Buyout Next?

According to the French news outlet RDS, Alexei Zhitnik has been put "au ballottage" which means "on waivers" in English. According to my resident French expert the article also states that Zhitnik is being "shown the door" and if he is not claimed by another team he will be bought out by the Thrashers.


  • Here is the article in english on the TSN site:

    One reason I thought the Thrashers would wait to do this is that they might need the money they pay Zhitnik to reach the salary floor next year. Now that he is on the way out, does his buyout count against the cap for purposes of reaching the floor?

    By Blogger Tom Farmer, at 3:15 PM  

  • If the Thrashers were concerned about reaching the salary floor they could have just kept Zhitnik at his full salary. With buyout only 1/3 of his salary will count against the cap this season and another 1/3 next season.

    By Blogger The Falconer, at 8:30 PM  

  • Is he under contract for next season as well? I thought this was the last year on his deal.

    Or is that how the buyout works... 1/3 this year and 1/3 the next?

    By Blogger Big Shooter, at 7:03 PM  

  • yes, so the Thrashers take a cap hit of about $1.2 million this season and next season.

    By Blogger The Falconer, at 4:10 AM  

  • Yeah!!! I am excited. We don't have to worry about him anymore!

    By Anonymous Steve, at 8:49 AM  

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