The Braden Holtby era has come and gone in nine months.
According to Rick Dhaliwal, a buyout is coming today for the goaltender.
Holtby will be bought out today
— Rick Dhaliwal (@DhaliwalSports) July 27, 2021
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.
Buyout costs $3.8M cash split over 2 years
— PuckPedia (@PuckPedia) July 27, 2021
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]