Veteran forwards Matthew Barnaby and Curtis Brown received buyouts Monday from the Chicago Blackhawks.
Financial details were not disclosed.
Both players were slated to make $1.33 million US next season.
"Matthew and Curtis are two classy guys who represented the Blackhawks very well," Chicago general manager Dale Tallon noted. "However, we are moving in another direction right now."
Barnaby, 33, posted eight goals and 20 assists for 28 points with 178 penalty minutes in 82 games last season.
The pesky journeyman has amassed 112 goals and 293 points with 2,435 penalty minutes in 795 games over 13 NHL seasons for the Buffalo Sabres, Pittsburgh Penguins, Tampa Bay Lightning, New York Rangers, Colorado Avalanche and Blackhawks.
Brown played 71 games for Chicago last season, finishing with five goals and 15 points.
He missed five games because of a sprained knee and the final six games with a mild concussion.
Brown has totalled 116 goals and 271 points in 625 NHL games.
Barnaby, an Ottawa native, and Brown, who hails from Unity, Sask., were drafted by the Sabres in 1992 and 1994, respectively.
Theysigned one-year, free-agent contracts with the Blackhawks on July 2, 2004.