i believe buy outs can only happen to active players....Savard /Pronger/ Eaves are on long term, therefore disconnected from the cap and on insurance protection.
once the are cleared a good bill of health, they would then be put on waivers, or roster space be made for said player.
i dont believe they can be released, per union rules of disability.
its like being fired while injured. i dont even think that Uwe Krupp got fired for "bad back=dogsled injury". ( lawyered up)
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