Burish clears waivers, setting stage for buyout

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There were no takers for the final season of Adam Burish’s four-year, $7.4 million contract as he went unclaimed on waivers, per Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman. The San Jose Sharks are now expected to buy him out.

This has been a long time coming as the Sharks previously waived him back in November and stuck in him the AHL after he cleared. He had a goal and three points in 20 games with San Jose followed by 19 points in 54 AHL contests.

Buying him out with save the Sharks roughly $1.2 million in cap space for the 2015-16 campaign, although it will cost them about $617K for 2016-17 when he would have otherwise been off the books anyways.

The 32-year-old forward has 60 points and 554 penalty minutes in 378 career games with Chicago, Dallas, and San Jose.