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Former top prospect Filip Zadina, Red Wings 'mutually' terminate contract in rare move

Jul 6, 2023

Filip Zadina’s tenure with the Detroit Red Wings has officially come to an end.

The 23-year-old forward, who already cleared waivers earlier this week, was placed on unconditional waivers for purposes of "mutual contract termination" on Thursday. He had two seasons remaining on the three-year, $5.475-million contract he signed last offseason.

By terminating his contract, Detroit eliminates Zadina’s $1.825 million cap hit in 2023-24 and 2024-25. As for the player, he forfeits $4.56 million in salary in a somewhat risky move, but now enters the open market as an unrestricted free agent in hopes of finding a fresh start.

TSN’s Chris Johnston also reports that Zadina already has a few teams looking to acquire his services, meaning the sixth overall selection from 2018 probably won’t be a free agent for very long.

Source: Yahoo Sports

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