NHL wants teams to have two amnesty buyouts

Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo sits on the bench against the Kings during Game 4 of their NHL...

Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo sits on the bench against the Kings during Game 4 of their NHL Western Conference quarterfinal series at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif., April 18, 2012. (DANNY MOLOSHOK/Reuters)

BRUCE GARRIOCH, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:17 PM ET

NEW YORK - There could be some pretty expensive talent looking for work if the NHL has its way in the new collective bargaining agreement.

Trying to satisfy a request from some teams to make cap room, the NHL has offered to allow up to two compliance buyouts -- where a player’s salary would not count against the cap -- per team next summer if the league is able to get a deal in place with the NHL Players’ Association for a shortened season.


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