Wild place veteran Matt Cooke on waivers - Bring Me The News

Wild place veteran Matt Cooke on waivers


Veteran winger Matt Cooke was placed on waivers by the Minnesota Wild on Thursday, the Star Tribune reports.

If Cooke clears waivers the Wild will buy-out the final year of his contract, thus saving the team about $2 million in salary cap space. Two-thirds of Cooke's salary would be paid to him over the next two seasons.

Minnesota's salary cap this year would increase to $12 million.

“In order to give our team more salary cap flexibility for the upcoming season we needed to make this difficult decision,” General Manager Chuck Fletcher said in a statement. “We thank Matt for his time with the Wild and wish him the best going forward.”

The 36-year-old Cooke tallied 10 points during an injury-plagued 2014 in which he was limited to 29 games.

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