Red Wings buy out Jordin Tootoo

The Detroit Red Wings have bought out the final year of Jordin Tootoo's contract after the forward cleared waivers on Thursday, a source told ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun.

Tootoo was set to make $2 million next season. Tootoo is now an unrestricted free agent after the Red Wings bought out the final year for $1.33 million.

Tootoo played in 11 NHL games last season, tallying one assist. He has 134 points in his career.