At CBC, Elliotte Friedman writes that if allowed the Rangers have all but guaranteed that they will use a buyout on Wade Redden.
Friedman says that it is hard to get a read on what will happen with amnesty buyouts but says that Gary Bettman is reportedly against doing anything that doesn’t count against the salary cap.
He does say that there appears to be some interest in Redden and some teams think he can be a good value at a low salary number.
It was reported back in October that the Rangers would be willing to eat the cap hit of $6.5 million and send him to Hartford so he wouldn’t be on the roster. The CBA is likely to include a clause stating that players who are in the AHL and have a salary over a a certain amount will count against the cap.