5 years ago

Jason Garrison has been medically cleared to play after recovering from a groin injury.

He was bothered by the ailment for most of the fall and earned about a third of his $2.5 million 2012-13 salary while on the team's injured list. However, since he is fit to resume play he'll join his locked-out NHL brethren and stop receiving paychecks. Garrison inked a six-year, $27.6 million deal, which included a $3 million signing bonus, this past summer as a free agent following a career year with Florida in 2011-12.