Vancouver Canucks are open for replacement Jaroslav Halák. Chris Johnston of the Toronto Star reported on Monday.
Three teams in which Halák could dock
Halák needs to catch just two games to activate a performance bonus in a one-year $ 1.25 million contract for catching ten matches this season.
The Bratislava native has a 1-4-2 balance this season with an average of 2.59 goals collected per match and a 91.5% success rate. If you kept it above 90.5% at the end of the season, you would get another bonus – $ 250,000.
So if Vancouver didn’t replace Halak, he might have to count up to $ 1.5 million in his salary budget next season.
Halák has a non-exchangeability clause in the contract, so he decides on his own destiny.
Thatcher Demko is currently a unique Canucks unit, having caught 27 matches. He covered 92% of the shots in them. The club has Spencer Martin in the taxi line and young Michael DiPietre in the AHL.