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Wade Redden buyout is official...

Wade Redden of the New York Rangers plays

Wade Redden of the New York Rangers plays against the Atlanta Thrashers at Philips Arena. (Jan. 7, 2010) Credit: Getty Images

The 35-year-old defenseman, who has played in the AHL the last two seasons, is out of the organization.

He cleared waivers and is a UFA, and insiders say he has some offers  (Edmonton? Ottawa?) ---as well he should, because he will be inexpensive; the Rangers are continuing to pay him this season.

They also will absorb his pro-rated cap hit this year, and two-thirds of the remaining owed year spread over the next two seasons.

No word on whether Montreal has exercised its buyout of Scott Gomez, another former Ranger. .

New York Sports