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Habs buy out final year of Laraque's deal

Updated: June 15, 2010, 9:00 PM ET
Associated Press

MONTREAL -- Georges Laraque and the Montreal Canadiens have officially parted ways.

The Canadiens said Tuesday that they bought out the final season of Laraque's three-year, $4.5 million contract.

The team originally announced on Jan. 21 that it would buy out the 33-year-old enforcer. Laraque was banished from the team that day because he had become a distraction. He remained on the roster for the rest of the season but was not seen at games or practices.

Laraque, who was in ...

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