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BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Under-performing Sabres forward Ville Leino is on his way out in Buffalo. Two people familiar with the Sabres decision told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the team has placed Leino on waivers for the purpose of buying out the remaining three years of his contract. The people spoke on the condition of anonymity because the Sabres didnt announce the move, which was made a day after the NHLs buyout period began. Leino was set to make $11 million over the final three years of a six-year, $27 million contract. Should he go unclaimed on 24-hour waivers, the Sabres would buy out Leinos contract by paying him two-thirds of what hes owed. One of the people also told the AP that the Vancouver Canucks placed forward David Booth on waivers for the purpose of buying out the remaining two years on his contract. The Sabres decision on Leino did not come as a surprise. In April, general manager Tim Murray called buying out Leino as "a very good possibility." Leino was bracing for the possibility of being a buyout candidate after the season ended. Inconsistent play and a series of injuries contributed to Leino being a huge disappointment in Buffalo. The seventh-year player managed no goals and 15 assists in 58 games last season. And he finished with just 10 goals and 46 points in 137 games with the Sabres. That was a considerable drop-off from Leinos previous four seasons, in which he combined for 30 goals and 73 points in 149 games split between Detroit and Philadelphia. The Sabres had high hopes for Leino to be a fixture on one of their top two lines. They signed him as part of a series of big splashes in the summer of 2011 in owner Terry Pegulas bid to build an immediate contender. The Sabres also acquired defenceman Robyn Regehr in a trade with Calgary, and acquired the rights to defenceman Christian Ehrhoff, and signed him to a 10-year, $40 million contract before the start of free agency. The moves ultimately backfired. The Sabres have missed the playoffs in each of the past three seasons, and are coming off one of their franchises worst finishes. In placing last in the overall standings, Buffalo (21-51-10) set a post-NHL-expansion-era low by scoring 150 goals and a franchise record for losses. Wholesale Hornets Jerseys . The Indians scored twice in the top of the ninth, getting the go-ahead run on a wild pitch by closer Matt Lindstrom. Axford (0-1) came in seeking his fifth save in as many chances. Miles Bridges Jersey . On Thursday theyll learn even more. Despite the cloud of uncertainty that has followed them around from the moment general manager Masai Ujiri was brought in to put his stamp on the franchise, the Raptors have surpassed all pre-season expectations. http://www.cheaphornetsjerseyschina.com/.com) - Scott Parel carded a 5-under 65 on Thursday and he grabbed a 1-stroke lead after one round of the season-opening Panama Claro Championship. Authentic Hornets Jerseys . -- Without Carey Price, the run for a first Stanley Cup in 21 years got steeper and longer for the Montreal Canadiens. Hornets Jerseys From China . Speaking on TSN Radio 1050s TSN Drive with Dave Naylor on Monday, Colangelo said he had no intention of tanking the shortened 2011-12 season, but definitely wanted a high pick in the draft. "I wish that word wasnt used for headline reasons," said Colangelo, "but the story behind it was: how can we fix the system? How can we tweak the system to make it less likely that teams are rewarded for losing records? "I do believe that if youre as transparent as we were at the time - with our season seat holders, our fans, the market place and the media - everybody knew what the plan was and what we were going through.Many have said that other arenas should take note of this and do the same thing and well, some simple research finds that they have!For example, this sign is posted outside of arenas in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.(Courtesy: Hoffman Esstates Park District)Port Moody, BC has done the same.dddddddddddd(Courtesy: CTV British Columbia)These signs are a step in the right direction for youth hockey spectators and will hopefully be mandated and enforced. Cheap Saints Jerseys Cheap Ravens Super Bowl Jerseys Cheap Chiefs Super Bowl Jerseys Cheap Panthers Super Bowl Jerseys Cheap Falcons Super Bowl Jerseys Cheap Redskins Jerseys Cheap Chargers Jerseys Cheap Browns Jerseys Cheap Texans Jerseys Cheap Ravens Jerseys Cheap Panthers Jerseys Cheap Jets Jerseys Cheap Titans Jerseys Cheap Chiefs Jerseys Cheap Bills Jerseys Cheap Rams Jerseys Cheap Jaguars Jerseys Cheap Falcons Jerseys Cheap Bills Super Bowl Jerseys Cheap Colts Jerseys Cheap Bengals Jerseys Cheap Cardinals Jerseys Cheap Buccaneers Jerseys ' ' '
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