The Carolina Hurricanes bought out the remaining year on Derek Joslin’s contract Saturday after the defenseman cleared unconditional waivers.
Joslin, 25, signed a two-year contract with the Canes in the summer of 2011. He was slated to earn $750,000 in the coming season.
The buy-out clears roster space for the veteran free agent signing the team will pursue and competition expected in training camp. The Canes currently have five defensemen under contract for next season.
Joslin played in 44 games with the Hurricanes last season. He was a regular healthy scratch in the first half of the season, only dressing in 14 of the team’s first 41 games. After a four-game conditioning stint in Charlotte, Joslin dressed in 30 of the team’s final 37 games. However, for the large majority of those games, the natural defenseman was eating up single-digit minutes as a fourth-line winger.
In 61 career games with Carolina, Joslin recorded 9 points (3g, 6a) and was a minus-8
mpp wrote:Good Wolves pickups, I suppose. Don't know much about Mullen, but he has a nice pedigree (dad Joe). 41 points in 69 games in AHL last season = not too shabby (again... for the Wolves).
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