Red Wings place F Abdelkader on buyout waivers

The Detroit Red Wings placed longtime forward Justin Abdelkader on unconditional waivers Tuesday for the purpose of a buyout.Abdelkader, 33, has three years left on a seven-year, $29.75 million extension signed in November 2015.His buyout will span six years and will save Detroit $2.4 million in 2020-21 and $1.94 million in 2021-22 and 2022-23, according to Sportsnet.The Michigan native has played his entire career with the Red Wings since being drafted in the second round in 2005.

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