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Former Capitals standout Semin released by Hurricanes

Former Capitals standout Semin released by Hurricanes

  Alexander Semin's time with the Carolina Hurricanes is over. The Hurricanes placed the fifth-leading scorer in Washington Capitals history on unconditional waivers on Tuesday with the intent to buy out his hefty contract. The move came the day before the start of the NHL's free agency period. Semin must clear waivers at noon today before his deal can be bought out. Under the league's collective bargaining agreement, he will be owed $14 million — two-thirds of the amount remaining on his deal — over six years. Semin had a career-worst six goals and added 13 assists in 57 games in the 2014-15 season. During his three seasons with Carolina, he had 41 goals...

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