Though the breakup’s been a long time coming, San Jose and Adam Burish are officially calling it quits.
On Friday, the Sharks waived the veteran forward for the purpose of buying out his contract, per Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman. The 32-year-old was heading into the last of a four-year, $7.4 million pact signed with San Jose in 2012.
It was clear by actions taken this season that San Jose was no longer interested in keeping the grinding winger’s services. Burish was waived in November and, upon clearing, got dispatched to the American League, where he spent the remainder of the year.
All told he played in just 20 NHL contests this year, scoring a goal and three points.
Burish was carrying a $1.85 million cap hit and, per Capfriendly, the buyout will result in a hit of $616K this year and the next.
On Friday, the New Jersey Devils announced that Chris Terreri would remain on as the club’s goaltending coach, essentially completing new bench boss John Hynes’ coaching staff.
Terreri, 50, has served the club as goaltending coach since 2009-10, after spending eight seasons in a similar role at the American Hockey League level. His hire came after a lengthy playing career in which he won a pair of Cups with the Devils — in 1995 and 2000 — and appeared in over 400 NHL contests all told.
His presence on Hynes’ staff is significant. Following the departure of longtime GM Lou Lamoriello for the newly-minted Ray Shero, the Devils have undergone a significant change in which much of the “old guard” — including Lamoriello favorites Adam Oates and Scott Stevens — were pushed out. Oates and Stevens were replaced by Alain Nasreddine and Geoff Ward, but Terreri will remain in place to continue working with Cory Schneider and Keith Kinkaid.
Joey MacDonald is headed overseas.
MacDonald, the 35-year-old goalie that’s spent time with the Red Wings, Bruins, Islanders, Maple Leafs and Flames, has opted to sign with German League outfit Schenninger Wild Wings, the club announced on Friday.
MacDonald spent last season with Montreal’s AHL affiliate in Hamilton, going 10-9-6 with a .910 save percentage and 2.77 GAA.
A veteran of over 100 NHL contests, MacDonald had his busiest year on Long Island in 2008-09, starting a career-high 46 games. He later enjoyed a nice spell in Detroit from 2010-12, emerging as a capable backup for Jimmy Howard.
His last big-league work came in ’13-14, when he appeared in 11 games for Calgary.