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Kevin Labanc could be a salary cap casualty this offseason

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The San Jose Sharks like many different teams within the league have cap problems. With Barabanov, a pending UFA, having a breakout season with the Sharks, is due a large enhance and that means the Sharks will should reduce some salary some place else and the player that might be on the manner out is Labanc.

Pashelka of The Mercury News reports Barabanov is popping himself into one of the San Jose Sharks’ maximum valuable forwards and could maximum actually be due a enhance and perhaps a multi-year contract with 37 factors in 59 games up to now this season.

Pashelka went on to say, the Sharks will must cut income to re-signal Barabanov and that player might be Lebanc.

The Sharks will see if there be any takers for Kevin Labanc and his $4.725 million cap hit for the subsequent seasons. A trade in scenery might be useful to all parties.

Lebanc, 26, became drafted 171st standard by means of the San Jose Sharks within the 6th spherical of the 2014 access draft. Currently he has a total 183 points in 360 video games played, and 14 playoffs points in 30 games performed.

If the Sharks decide to move the buyout direction that is what it'll cost the crew:

SEASON INITIAL BASE SALARY INITIAL CAP HIT BUYOUT COST SAVINGS SJS CAP HIT
2022-23 $5,875,000 $four,725,000 $1,958,333 $three,916,667 $808,333
2023-24 $five,875,000 $four,725,000 $1,958,333 $three,916,667 $808,333
2024-25 $zero $0 $1,958,333 -$1,958,333 $1,958,333
2025-26 $zero $0 $1,958,333 -$1,958,333 $1,958,333

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