The NHL has informed the New Jersey Devils general manager that veteran winger Alexander Mogilny can be placed on the long-term injury exception list.
The move will free up US$3.5-million in salary cap space.
That comes two days after Lamoriello got rid of Vladimir Malakhov’s $3.6-million salary in a trade with San Jose which cost him a first-round draft pick.
The combined $7.1 million in savings under the cap will permit the Devils to re-sign star winger Brian Gionta as well as defencemen David Hale and Paul Martin
The three restricted free agents missed all of the pre-season as they awaited Lamoriello to clear up his salary cap troubles.