SPORTSNET.CA’s Nick Kypreos reports via Twitter the Nashville Predators have placed recently-acquired defenseman Brett Lebda on waivers as a likely precursor to buying out his contract. Lebda was dealt to the Predators as part of the trade which saw Cody Franson and Matt Lombardi shipped to the Toronto Maple Leafs.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: The cost of buying out Lebda can be found at this link.