While there was some question as to whether they'd be able to do so, the Nashville Predators report that they have indeed bought out defenseman Brett Lebda this morning.
#0 / Defenseman / Nashville Predators
Jan 15, 1982
Acquired in the Matt Lombardi & Cody Franson to Toronto deal, Lebda was apparently nothing more than a financial counterweight to the transaction. Since his contract was due to pay him $1.45 million next season, he'll instead get $478,500 over the next two seasons.