Is this end for Bobby Butler?

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    Is this end for Bobby Butler?

    ...With 13 forwards on one-way contracts, the Senators have 48 hours to decide if they’re going to exercise their right to buy out a player — in this case it would be Butler — after settling with somebody who filed for arbitration.

    Scheduled to make $1.2 million in 2012-13, Butler, 25, can be bought out at just one-third of his contract because of his age. The cap hit would be $200,000 over the next two years, but that’s much cheaper than him playing in the minors on a one-way deal.

    Under the terms of the CBA — which doesn’t expire until Sept. 15 — the Senators have until Wednesday to decide if they want to buy out one player. Teams don’t use the tactic often, but it is available to GM Bryan Murray.

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    Looks like NJD plan to give Butler a solid chance to make the Devils this year.

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