We don't have to use a buyout on Connolly. He has this one year left then he's a FA. We have the cap space to keep him on the team and off the NHL roster for this year without hindering our team. It's a total win win here. Nonis is using his head. There's no point in using a compliance buyout on him and one won't be used I'd almost guarentee it. This is waivers, not a buyout. The guy could be buried all year for all we know. Nonis just doesn't want him on the roster taking up a spot.