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Flames place Bouma, Murphy on Waivers


Brad Treliving’s busy and impressive week has continued. Today, the club announced that they would be buying out the remaining year of Lance Bouma and Ryan Murphy’s contracts.

Lance Bouma

Lance Bouma had a remaining salary for the 2017-18 season of $2.3 M. With the buyout, the Flames will save $1,533,333 in salary cap space for the upcoming season, but will have $766,667 on their books for the 2018-19 season as a penalty for buying out Bouma.

It is hard to say that Bouma will be missed at all. He gave it his all, but truth be told, he was not really good with just 7 goals in 105 games over the past 2 seasons.

Ryan Murphy

Ryan Murphy was not even a Flame for 24 hours. He was a throw in on the Eddie Lack acquisition of last night, to make the dollars work for the Hurricanes. While it seemed liked the former first round pick might be given a shot on the bottom pair in Calgary, apparently the Flames are not interested, so his attempt to revitalize his career will have to happen elsewhere.

Murphy is under 26, so they team only needs to pay 13 of the remainder of his 2017-18 salary of $825,000. The Flames will incur just a $100,000 cap hit for this season and then a $137,500 cap hit for next season.

More details to follow.

Codi Hawkes is a born and raised Calgarian who has a passion for hockey. Growing up Codi was a Calgary Flames enthusiast, with that comes memories of the 2003-2004 Stanley Cup finals at the young age of six, and the 2014-2015 season by finishing third in the Pacific Division the qualified for their first Flames playoff appearance since '09. He is currently a sportswriter and blogger for which posts all NHL news. Codi covers the league’s top stories, and is currently considering Journalism studies at SAIT this Fall.
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