Alexander Semin of the Carolina Hurricanes and Brad Boyes of the Florida Panthers were the latest players to be placed on waivers to buy out their deals.
Semin had three years and US$21 million left on his contract.
The Hurricanes will have just over $2.3 million of dead money on their cap for the next six seasons to be rid of the Russian winger.
Boyes had one year left at a cap hit of $2.675 million.
Cody Hodgson cleared waivers, paving the way for the Buffalo Sabres to buy out the struggling forward.