Calgary forward Mason Raymond and Nashville forward Eric Nystrom have been placed on waivers for the purposes of being bought out.
Raymond, 30, had one year left on his three-year contract, with a cap hit of $3.15 million. He had just four goals in 29 games last season. He played 15 games for AHL Stockton, scoring six times with nine assists.
Nystrom, 33, also had one year left on his contract. His cap hit was $2.5 million on a four-year deal. The Preds tried to trade him, but not surprisingly had no luck after he scored just seven goals, with no assists, in 47 NHL games last season.