The Canes have placed Derek Joslin on unconditional waivers with the purpose of buying out his contract, general manager Jim Rutherford confirmed today.
SATURDAY UPDATE: Joslin did clear waivers.
Joslin, 25, was due to be paid $750,000 next season in the second year of a two-year, one-way contract signed last July.
Joslin was traded to the Canes by the San Jose Sharks on Feb. 18, 2011. A defenseman, the Richmond Hill, Ont., native was shifted to forward by Canes coach Kirk Muller in mid-February and used on the fourth line.
In 44 games last season, Joslin had two goals and two assists, with 35 penalty minutes.