Under-performing Sabres forward
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Under-performing Sabres forward Ville Leino is on his way out in Buffalo. Two people familiar with the Sabres decision told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the team has placed Leino on waivers for the purpose of buying out the remaining three years of his contract. The people spoke on the condition of anonymity because the Sabres didnt announce the move, which was made a day after the NHLs buyout period began. Leino was set to make $11 million over the final three years of a six-year, $27 million contract. Should he go unclaimed on 24-hour waivers, the Sabres would buy out Leinos contract by paying him two-thirds of what hes owed. One of the people also told the AP that the Vancouver Canucks placed forward David Booth on waivers for the purpose of buying out the remaining two years on his contract. The Sabres decision on Leino did not come as a surprise. In April, general manager Tim Murray called buying out Leino as "a very good possibility." Leino was bracing for the possibility of being a buyout candidate after the season ended. Inconsistent play and a series of injuries contributed to Leino being a huge disappointment in Buffalo. The seventh-year player managed no goals and 15 assists in 58 games last season. And he finished with just 10 goals and 46 points in 137 games with the Sabres. That was a considerable drop-off from Leinos previous four seasons, in which he combined for 30 goals and 73 points in 149 games split between Detroit and Philadelphia. The Sabres had high hopes for Leino to be a fixture on one of their top two lines. They signed him as part of a series of big splashes in the summer of 2011 in owner Terry Pegulas bid to build an immediate contender. The Sabres also acquired defenceman Robyn Regehr in a trade with Calgary, and acquired the rights to defenceman Christian Ehrhoff, and signed him to a 10-year, $40 million contract before the start of free agency. The moves ultimately backfired. The Sabres have missed the playoffs in each of the past three seasons, and are coming off one of their franchises worst finishes. In placing last in the overall standings, Buffalo (21-51-10) set a post-NHL-expansion-era low by scoring 150 goals and a franchise record for losses. Gale Sayers Jersey.ca has you covered for whos in, whos out and what to expect from all 30 teams. Cheap Chicago Bears Jerseys. -- Manchester United thrilled a record crowd with a brilliant opening goal -- and even Cristiano Ronaldos unexpected entrance proved futile for Real Madrid. http://www.cheapbearsjerseysauthentic.com/?tag=authentic-mike-singletary-jersey. The 23-year-old Woods, Tiger Woods niece, closed with a 4-under 69 at Royal Pines to finish at 16-under 276. Lee also shot 69 in the event sanctioned by the European and Australian tours. Woods birdied the par-5 15th to open a two-stroke lead, hitting a wedge from about 120 yards to 4 feet. Walter Payton Jersey. Mauer struck out to end the inning, with a runner on third base in the seventh on Wednesday and the Twins trailing 1-0. Everybody does this, of course, in a sport with a 30 per cent success rate at the plate long proven to be a benchmark of excellence. Tom Waddle Jersey. The 29-year-old Mills started three games for Oakland this season, posting a 1-1 record with a 4.41 earned-run average. He opened the season appearing in 14 games and making 12 starts for the Milwaukee Brewers triple-A affiliate in Nashville, posting a 4-2 record with a 1.The Edmonton Rush announced on Wednesday that Georges St-Pierre will join fans at the teams season home opener Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 7:00pm ct at Rexall Place against divisional rivals Colorado Mammoth. Georges "Rush" St-Pierre, also known as "GSP," is a Canadian professional mixed martial artist and world champion as well as a three-time Canadian Athlete of the Year. Recognized as one of the planets best pound-for-pound MMA fighters and all-around athletes, GSP holds black belts in both Kyokushin karate and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. GSP lives in Canada and travels around the world to work with the beest coaches and training partners in all disciplines.dddddddddddd "To reach out to athletes with similar vision of passion and achieving excellence within their sport is a great opportunity for me. I am excited to join the Rush in their season home opener, meet their passionate fans and come to the city of Edmonton." states St-Pierre. "Most exciting season home opener announcement in Rush team history" states owner Bruce Owner. "Georges St-Pierre will stand alongside our team, behind the Rush bench, for what promises to be a powerful start to the Rush 2014 season." Wholesale Jerseys ' ' '