MiamiHerald / The Colorado Avalanche signed goaltender Philipp Grubauer to a three-year contract and put defenseman Brooks Orpik on buyout waivers the day after acquiring them from the Washington Capitals.
One person with knowledge of the move said the Avalanche signed Grubauer to a $10 million contract. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal had not been announced.
Another person said Colorado put Orpik on unconditional waivers with the purposes of buying out the final year of his contract. The person also spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the team didn’t announce the move.
Grubauer, 26, will split time with Semyon Varlamov in net this season and could take over as Colorado’s No. 1 goalie in 2019-20. He’ll count $3.3 million against the salary cap the next three years.