To your 12 million you can add Corys 1 million (rounded up) to make 13 million.
Then you can deduct whatever he is signed for from that total leaving you less than the 12 you speak of unfortunately.
Caps going up it can still work with a tweak here and there.
For sure, I guess I was just pointing out we can fit a premiere offensive guy to the roster without too much trouble. Is Salo going to be back? Will Pahlsson stay? Do you need a $1.2M Alberts in the 7-8 hole etc. etc.
Also, having Tanev and Kassian on the roster full-time next season could be bargain deal for a combined $1.7M cap hit (roughly that of Hodgson, btw ).