Dallas Stars Buying Out Ryan Suter

The Dallas Stars are making a notable roster move. According to NHL insider Jeff Marek, the Stars are buying out defenseman Ryan Suter.  
With this move, the Stars will free up $2.87 million for the 2024-25 season and then lose $1.43 million of cap space for the 2025-26 campaign. 

This is the second time in Suter's career where he has been bought out, as the Minnesota Wild parted ways with his previous massive deal after the 2020-21 season. From there, Suter went on to sign a four-year deal with the Stars, but his time in Dallas is ending after three years. 

Suter was viewed as one of the top buyout candidates heading into the 2024 NHL Offseason, and now it has come to fruition. The 39-year-old defender appeared in 82 games this season with the Stars, where he had two goals, 15 assists, a plus-14 rating.

If Suter elects to continue his playing career, there could be some clubs out there willing to sign him to a cheap one-year deal. While he is no longer the star defenseman he was during his prime, he can still be a serviceable bottom-pairing option.

We will now need to wait and see what happens with Suter from here.

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