TSN's Bob McKenzie shocked the hockey world Sunday morning with this tweet.
McKenzie then released the reason the Sabres have begun the process.
BUF has initiated compliance buyout procedures on Christian Ehrhoff. Not official just yet but BUF has begun the process.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) June 29, 2014
I'm sure @capgeek will have details but BUF obviously feared potential cap recapture penalties if Ehrhoff retired before contract expired.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) June 29, 2014
Ehrhoff's rights were traded to Buffalo just before the 2012 draft. The German defensman then signed a 10 year deal worth $40 million dollars. That deal payed him $18 million for the first two seasons then averaged out to be $4 million a season from years three to six and then $3 million to the seventh before leveling out to $1 million for the final three seasons.
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