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Avalanche buy out defenceman Francois Beauchemin

The Colorado Avalanche have bought out a final year of defenceman Francois Beauchemin’s contract.

General manager Joe Sakic announced a pierce Thursday. Beauchemin had a no-movement proviso in his deal, and shopping him out allows Colorado to strengthen an additional actor in a arriving Vegas enlargement draft.

Beauchemin had one deteriorate left on his three-year understanding during a salary-cap strike of $4.5 million. Because he was over 35 when he sealed a deal, that whole volume depends opposite a Avalanche’s top this season, creation it some-more of a pierce with a enlargement breeze in mind.

Moving on from a 37-year-old also means Colorado can get younger after finishing final in a NHL. Beauchemin averaged 21:31 of ice time and had 18 points final season.

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