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Dainius Zubrus | Winger

Team: New Jersey Devils
Age / DOB:  (37) / 6/16/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 225
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Dainius Zubrus has been officially bought out by the New Jersey Devils.
Zubrus had to clear waivers before New Jersey could terminate his contract and now he has. The Devils will still be charged his $3.1 million cap hit in 2015-16 because he was a 35-and-over signing, but they don't have to pay his full salary now and have freed up a roster spot for a future move. Jul 30 - 12:53 PM

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Dainius Zubrus was caught off guard by the New Jersey Devils' decision to buy him out.

That's partially due to the timing as Zubrus would have been more prepared had this happened in June. At the same time he knows he's coming off of a bad season "stats-wise" as he recorded just 10 points in 74 games. "Saying that, I think I can play in the NHL," Zubrus said. "I'm an NHL player and I think I will play."
Jul 30 - 11:42 AM

Devils GM Ray Shero wanted to create some roster flexibility by buying out Dainius Zubrus.

"You're talking to other managers and there are certainly free agents out there," Shero said. "It's not that anything is imminent and it really wasn't about Dainius himself. It was more about the roster spot/flexibility moving forward." Because of Zubrus' age when he signed his contract, his full $3.1 million annual cap hit will still count against the Devils in 2015-16. He had four goals and six assists in 74 contests last season.
Jul 29 - 10:23 PM

As the Bergen Record notes, the Devils won't actually get any cap savings by buying out Dainius Zubrus' contract.

That's because Zubrus was signed as a 35-years-old and over player, so his $3.1 million cap hit will count against New Jersey in 2015-16 even if he's bought out. The Devils are saving some money by terminating his contract though and freeing up a roster spot for a young forward. Zubrus had 10 points and 42 penalty minutes in 74 games last season. He's on unconditional waivers.
Jul 29 - 12:54 PM

The New Jersey Devils have placed Dainius Zubrus on unconditional waivers.

If Zubrus clears then he will be bought out. He had one season at $3.1 million left on his contract. Zubrus, 37, had just 10 points and 42 penalty minutes in 74 contests in 2014-15.
Jul 29 - 12:42 PM

Dainius Zubrus was not at all happy with the 6-1 loss to the New York Rangers on Saturday.

The Rangers and Devils meet again on Tuesday so Zubrus and his teammates will have a chance at redemption. "Absolutely. We hate losing. It doesn't matter who it is against, but these are divisional games and especially playing against these guys," Zubrus said. "There is no doubt we want to come out with our best game on Tuesday and win the game. I don't know what that would do for them in the standings, but we want to win. We want to play well."
Apr 5 - 7:33 AM

Dainius Zubrus scored the Devils' only goal in their 2-1 loss to Anaheim on Sunday.

The 36-year-old had some productive seasons in the NHL but it's safe to say that those days are long gone. This was Zubrus' first point in nine games. Zubrus has just four goals and nine points in 68 games for the Devils. It was reported earlier that New Jersey would like to cut ties with Zubrus but he is under contract for next season. Unless they buy him out or send him to the minors, expect him to be on their roster again in 2015-16.
Mar 29 - 9:51 PM

It's possible that Dainius Zubrus may not be a member of the New Jersey Devils next season despite a no-trade contract according to the Newark Star-Ledger.

The newspaper stated that the Devils really don't want to pay $3.1 million for a checker who has only three goals and eight points in 66 games. "I don't know what the future holds," Zubrus told NJ Advance Media. "We've missed the playoffs a couple of seasons now. I know the last 10 games or so I've played against the top lines a lot with Patty (Elias) and Gio (Stephen Gionta). I think, for the most part, we've done pretty well. We've done a decent job shutting lines down and not being easy to play against. I like doing that. I enjoy playing against good players. Of course I would like to get more offense out of myself because the chances are there. But I still think I can play against top players and not be easy to play against."
Mar 28 - 9:54 AM

Dainius Zubrus scored a goal in a 6-2 loss Tuesday night.

It was Zubrus' first point since Jan. 31. He has eight points in 59 contests in 2014-15.
Mar 11 - 9:50 AM

The New Jersey Devils get Dainius Zubrus back in the lineup on Saturday.

He missed time with leg lacerations. With just four points in 28 games so far in 2014-15, this is more of a JFYI than pertinent information for virtually all fantasy hockey owners.
Sat, Dec 27, 2014 01:14:00 PM

Dainius Zubrus (leg) skated on his own before practice on Friday.

Zubrus has missed the last six games with cuts on the back and side of his knee. He has only two goals and four points in 28 games so if you are missing him from your lineup, you are in big trouble or haven't looked at your roster since the draft.
Sat, Dec 20, 2014 08:33:00 AM

Dainius Zubrus (leg) has been moved to injured reserve.

He is retroactive to Dec. 8 and was placed on New Jersey's injured list to give the team some flexibility prior to the NHL's upcoming holiday roster freeze. Zubrus skated on his own on Thursday.
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 02:31:00 PM

Dainius Zubrus will miss Saturday's game with a cut on his leg.

Zubrus was cut on Monday and this will be the third straight game that the veteran will have missed. He has only two goals and four points in 28 games so if he is in your lineup, you really aren't paying a lot of attention.
Sat, Dec 13, 2014 08:49:00 AM

Dainius Zubrus will not play in Thursday's game against the Flyers.

Zubrus suffered a cut on his leg on December 8th against Carolina and has already missed one game because of the injury. "I'm missing a little bit of strength in my leg, in that spot," Zubrus said. "It's affecting my strength and that's holding me back." The 36-year-old has two goals and four points in 28 games this season.
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 06:36:00 PM

Dainius Zubrus (leg) might rejoin the Devils on Thursday.

If nothing else, Zubrus has accompanied the Devils on their trip to Philadelphia. New Jersey returned Reid Boucher to the minors, so there's a vacant spot for either Michael Cammalleri (lower body) or Zubrus to return.
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 08:54:00 AM

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