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Jim Rutherford: Penguins won't utilize buyouts this week

Jim Rutherford: Penguins won't utilize buyouts this week
Published On: Mon, Jun 11
Apr 18, 2015; New York, NY, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins Sidney Crosby (87) celebrates his second period goal with left wing Chris Kunitz (14) as the New York Rangers center J.T. Miller (10) skates away during game 2 of the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Round 1 at Madison Square Garden. The Penguins defeated the Rangers 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

The NHL window for buying out contracts opens at 12:01 a.m. Friday.

It doesna€™t matter for the Penguins.

a€œWea€™re not buying anybody out,a€ general manager Jim Rutherford told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Monday morning.

In reality, the only buyout the Penguins coulda€™ve considered is defenseman Matt Hunwick, who at 33 is coming off a down year. Hea€™s set to count $2.25 million against their salary cap for the next two seasons.

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