The Penguins intend to buy out the contract of defenseman Jack Johnson.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Penguins have placed defenseman Jack Johnson on unconditional waivers for the purpose of a buyout.

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Johnson was signed by the Penguins in the 2018 offseason to a three-year contract worth a total of $16.25 million dollars, counting for $3.25 million against the salary cap.

Once the Penguins officially make Johnson’s buyout official, he will count against the Penguins salary cap for the next six seasons.

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For the next three seasons, his buyout will account for $1.1 million against the salary cap and then for three years foloowing that, he will count for $916,667 against the salary cap.

The Penguins also extending qualifying offers to Pontus Aberg, Anthony Angello, Sam Lafferty, Sam Miletic, and Matt Murray.

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Dominik Simon was not extended a qualifying offer and will be an unrestricted free agnet on October 9.