Hodgson, Stalberg placed on unconditional waivers

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Cody Hodgson and Viktor Stalberg have been placed on unconditional waivers for the purpose of a buyout.

According to Capfriendly.com, Hodgson’s buyout will cost the Sabres $6.3 million over the next eight years. Hodgson will count against Buffalo’s cap until the 2022-23 season. His buyout will carry a cap hit of $1.041 million during the 2014-15 season and will cost the Sabres $791,667 in each of the final four seasons.

Hodgson has four years remaining on his six-year, $25.5 million deal, which carries a cap hit of $4.25 million.

The 25-year-old scored six goals and seven assists to go along with a minus-28 rating in 78 games last season.

He is one season removed from a career-high 20-goal, 44-point campaign.

Stalberg appeared in 25 games with the Preds during the 2014-15 season scoring two goals and eight assists. The 29-year-old added 11 goals and six assists in 20 American Hockey League games with the Milwaukee Admirals.

He has two seasons remaining on his four-year, $12 million deal with a cap hit of $3 million.

Per Capfriendly.com, the buyout will cost Nashville $4.7 million over the next four years. Stalberg will account for $666,667 against the cap in each of the next two seasons. He will have a cap hit of $1.2 million each of the final two seasons of the buyout.

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