Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 6/18/14

MONTREAL - JANUARY 24: New Jersey Devils General Manager Lou Lamoriello speaks with the media at the NHL Board of Governors Meeting during the 2009 NHL All-Star weekend at Le Windsor on January 24, 2009 in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)
Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello said Tuesday that the team is still considering whether to use a compliance buyout by the June 30 deadline to shed one contract from its books. Each NHL team was given a chance to buy out two contracts without incurring a penalty in 2013 and 2014, paying a player a portion of his contract while removing his salary cap hit. The Devils used a compliance buyout last summer on goalie Johan Hedberg. Although there has been speculation that the Devils could buy out the remaining $8.5 million (two years) on defenseman Anton Volchenkov's contract, or even the final $3.25 million season on captain Bryce Salvador's contract, Lamoriello said it's not definite the team will buy anyone out. "Absolutely not. You don't use something just for the sake of using it. If it is used it will be for the right reasons, but that's not saying it will be used," Lamoriello said.
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