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Report: Vancouver Canucks to buyout Braden Holtby

The Braden Holtby era has come and gone in nine months.

According to Rick Dhaliwal, a buyout is coming today for the goaltender.

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Dhaliwal also reported that Vancouver exhausted options for a potential buyout, and was willing to retain salary in the deal.

Holtby came to Vancouver as somewhat of a reclamation project after a tough 2019-20 campaign in Washington. Instead, his struggles continued. In 21 games with the Canucks, he posted a 7-11-3 record, a .889 save percentage and -13 goals saved above average.

According to PuckPedia, the Canucks will have cap hits of $1.9-million on the books this year and next, but will save a total of $3.8-million this season.


Zach Laing is the Nation Network’s news director and senior columnist. He can be followed on Twitter at @zjlaing, or reached by email at [email protected]

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