Leino, Booth to be bought out

Updated: June 18, 2014, 2:56 PM ET
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Three NHL players -- Buffalo's' Ville Leino, Vancouver's David Booth and Dallas' Aaron Rome -- have been placed on waivers Tuesday with the intention of being bought out by their respective teams, sources confirmed to ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun.

Leino and Booth must first clear waivers -- as Rome did Tuesday -- by noon ET Wednesday before they can be bought out at two-thirds of what they were owed.

This is the last summer in the new CBA in which teams can use compliance buyouts, which don't count against the salary cap.

Leino, who had 10 goals and 46 points in 137 games with Buffalo, was scheduled to make $13.5 million over the final three years of his six-year, $27 million contract.

Booth, who had 26 goals and 25 assists in 134 games over three seasons with the Canucks, has two years remaining on his deal.

Rome, who cleared waivers Tuesday, had six assists in two seasons with the Stars.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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