Report: Balcers bought out by Sharks; Vlasic set to return


The offseason’s first buyout period has ended with a surprise buyout from the Sharks.

Marc-Edouard Vlasic, as The Athletic's Corey Masisak reported on July 8, was not bought out.

Instead, Rudolfs Balcers was waived for the purpose of a buyout. Because the 25-year-old winger is under 26 years old, the Sharks will only owe him one-third of his remaining salary. Balcers had just one year at $1.55 million left on his contract.

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The buyout will extend two years, but the Sharks will take on just an $8,334 cap hit in 2022-23 and a $308,334 hit in 2023-24.

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