Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Flames Buy out Veteran Winger Troy Brouwer as Calgary's Shakeup Continues

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Flames Buy out Veteran Winger Troy Brouwer as Calgary's Shakeup Continues

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Flames buy out veteran winger Troy Brouwer

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CALGARY - The Calgary Flames bought out assistant captain Troy Brouwer on Friday after he cleared unconditional waivers.

The club put the veteran winger on waivers 24 hours earlier with the intention of buying out the final two years of his contract.

The move to cut ties will save Calgary about US$3 million against the salary cap in both 2018-19 and 2019-2020.

Brouwer signed a four-year contract worth $18 million with the Flames on July 1, 2016, but never really got on track.

The six-foot-three, 215-pound Vancouver native had a career-worst six goals and 22 points in 76 games last season. In 150 games with Calgary, Brouwer had just 19 goals and 28 assists.

Brouwer was a member of the 2010 Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks. …

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