The Senator prepare to buy out Bobby Butler, the Oilers re-sign two restricted free agents, and today is the deadline for Jets fans to maintain their spot on tickets waiting list.


Senators expected to buy out Butler.

OTTAWA CITIZEN: The Senators have placed forward Bobby Butler on waivers as a precursor to buying out the remainder of his contract. Butler will fall under the “under-25” rule, meaning the buyout would be at one-third (rather than two-thirds) his remaining salary over twice the remaining term.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Butler’s performance declined noticeably last season after a promising debut the season prior. It’ll be interesting to see if another NHL team takes a chance with him.

EDMONTON JOURNAL: The Oilers have re-signed RFAs Alex Plante and Chris VandeVeld to one-year deals.

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: Today is the deadline for Jets fans to keep their spot on the team’s season ticket waiting list.