By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Penguins have placed defenseman Jack Johnson on unconditional waivers for the purpose of a buyout.READ MORE: Pine Richland School District Says 'Absolutely No Truth' To Allegations A Student Is Being Used As A Scapegoat
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.READ MORE: Detours In Effect Due To Multi-Vehicle Crash On I-80
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.MORE NEWS: Rep. Conor Lamb To Serve As Vice Chair Of The Subcommittee On Aviation
Dominik Simon was not extended a qualifying offer and will be an unrestricted free agnet on October 9.