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NHL insider Frank Seravalli predicts a potential buyout for Pierre-Luc Dubois' contract by the LA Kings before his 26th birthday.

The hockey world is buzzing with speculation that the LA Kings might be preparing to buy out forward Pierre-Luc Dubois‘ contract.

The news comes from NHL insider Frank Seravalli, who believes this move could happen in the coming week despite Kings’ GM Rob Blake’s previous statements suggesting otherwise.

Frank Seravalli Predicts Possible Buyout for Struggling Forward

Seravalli argues that the Kings have a financial incentive to act quickly. If the buyout occurs before Dubois turns 26 on June 24, it can be executed at one-third of the remaining value over twice the remaining contract term. However, if they wait until after his birthday, the cost jumps to two-thirds of the value.

Dubois’ first season with the Kings was underwhelming, failing to meet the expectations set by his blockbuster trade and hefty contract extension. This has fueled speculation about his future with the team.

The Montreal Canadiens have been linked to Dubois, but a trade before the NHL draft seems unlikely. The buyout window opens on June 15 or 48 hours after the Stanley Cup Final concludes, whichever is later. With the series potentially running until June 24, the Kings face a tight deadline to make a decision.

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