June 30, 2017 1:19 pm

Calgary Flames’ Lance Bouma and Winnipeg Jets’ Mark Stuart among buyouts

Calgary Flames' Lance Bouma, left, seen in March 2015.

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NHL teams are taking advantage of their final chance to buy out players this off-season.

Among the players placed on unconditional waivers for buyout purposes were New Jersey Devils forwards Michael Cammalleri and Devante Smith-Pelly, Florida Panthers forward Jussi Jokinen, Boston Bruins forward Jimmy Hayes, Winnipeg Jets defenceman Mark Stuart and Calgary Flames forward Lance Bouma and defenceman Ryan Murphy.

Watch below from February 2016: Calgary Flames forward Lance Bouma speaks to media a day after he, Johnny Gaudreau, and Sean Monahan were benched for the Flames game against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The Devils are clearing almost $4.5 million in cap space by buying out the final two years and $10 million of Cammalleri’s deal and final season at $1.3 million of Smith-Pelly’s.

The Panthers saved $2.67 million by buying out Jokinen, Bruins $1.73 million by buying out Hayes, the Jets $1.17 million by buying out Stuart and the Flames almost $2 million by buying out Bouma and Murphy.

READ MORE: Winnipeg Jets’ Mark Stuart out for at least a month

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