Top 10 NHL Buyout Candidates

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Ilya Bryzgalov, Philadelphia Flyers

Apr 27 2013; Ottawa, ON, CAN; Philadelphia Flyers Pgoalie Ilya Bryzgalov (30) during warm ups prior to game against the Ottawa Senators at Scotiabank Place. Mandatory Credit: Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports

Although the Flyers have stated they will not buy out Bryzgalov, there might not be any other option.  The Flyers are well above the cap, and need to get well below it before many of their star players become restricted free agents – Claude Giroux (RFA), Brayden Schenn (RFA), Sean Couturier (RFA) and Matt Read (UFA).

His $23M buyout would be a tough cheque to write, but combined with Briere, it would free up over $12M in cap space.