Report: Canucks open to moving Halak
Halak has two performance bonuses tied to the one-year contract he inked with the Canucks during the offseason. He will be owed $1.25 million if he appears in 10 contests this season and will earn an additional $250,000 if he finishes the year with a save percentage above .905, according to CapFriendly.
If he can unlock the bonuses, the money would count against the Canucks' salary cap next year. As a result, Halak's contract only carries a cap hit of $1.5 million this season.
Halak has currently appeared in eight games and owns a .915 save percentage this season. He's finished with a mark below .905 only once in his career - in 2012-13 with the St. Louis Blues - and appeared in fewer than 10 games once in 2007-08.