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Compliance buyout candidates in the West

Updated: January 3, 2013, 12:33 PM ET
By Craig Custance

Editor's Note: Earlier this week Craig Custance looked at potential compliance buyout candidates in both the Eastern and Western Conferences. With negotiations now suggesting that each team could receive a second buyout, we revisit the list of potential candidates. Here's a team-by-team look at how this clause could be used moving forward (salaries per CapGeek.com). Tuesday we looked at the Eastern Conference, so here we look at the West:

Western Conference

Anaheim Ducks

2013-14 payroll: 12 signed players totaling $32.8 million
Most likely amnesty cut: None
Likelihood of buyout before next season: Low
Other buyout candidates: Sheldon Souray

The Ducks have a lot of money coming off the books this summer with potential unrestricted free agents Corey Perry, Teemu Selanne, Saku Koivu and Ryan Getzlaf in need of new contracts. If the buyout window extends beyond next season, Souray may emerge as a candidate if the Ducks sign their forwards and need cap space.

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