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Habs to buy out Scott Gomez

Updated: January 13, 2013, 10:02 PM ET
Associated Press

BROSSARD, Quebec -- Scott Gomez's season was over before the Montreal Canadiens held their first practice.

The Canadiens sent the underperforming center home for the rest of the year before they opened training camp on Sunday, ensuring their ability to buy out his contract next summer to remove his team-high $7.3 million salary cap hit from the books.

Under the new collective bargaining agreement signed Saturday, the cap is to plunge by about $10 million next season, but teams will be ...

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