Somehow, Gainey found a taker for Samsonov and his bloated contract - we traded him to Chicago for Jassen Cullimore (whose $1.9 million deal we're just going ahead and buying out) and Tony Salmelainen.
I don't know anything about Salmelainen ($750K next season), but we got rid of an absolute cancer AND gave ourselves another $850K of cap room to help go after Briere or someone. Absolutely brilliant.
Also, Komisarek and Higgins were both re-signed....1.5M the first year and 1.9M the second year for both guys. I'm glad we locked them up...good day overall for Les Habitants, don't you think?