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Tampa Bay Lightning terminates contract of defenseman Lukas Krajicek



Defenseman Lukas Krajicek cleared unconditional waivers on Saturday and the Tampa Bay Lightning terminated his contract, meaning Krajicek is free to sign with any team in North America or Europe. And (update) he did indeed sign with the Flyers.

Krajicek, who had been demoted to AHL Norforlk in December, left the Admirals this week in what appears to have been an orchestrated scenario to free Krajicek of his contract and allow him to sign with another team. It also gets the Lightning off the hook for the rest of Krajicek's $1.475 million contract. Had Tampa Bay put him on recall waivers so another team could claim him, the Lightning would be stuck for half the remaining salary.

In this way, it appears, everyone is happy.

[Last modified: Monday, March 1, 2010 12:15am]


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