Rome becomes an unrestricted free agent after the buyout.
Rome, 30, had one year remaining on a three-year, $4.5 million deal, and was scheduled to make $1.6 million next season. He will receive two-thirds of his remaining salary over the next two seasons, which comes out to $528,000 per year.
"We have a lot of young defensemen who are making a good push and we need to create room for them," Stars general manager Jim Nill said, via the Dallas Morning News. "We’re not a cap team or a floor team, so it wasn’t necessary to do it this way. We just decided to take this path."
Nill said Dallas has no plans to use the other compliance buyout. A compliance buyout does not count against a team's salary cap, a rule instituted after the lockout in 2012-13.
Rome recorded had one assist and a minus-6 rating in 25 regular-season games for Dallas this season. He has six goals and 28 points in eight seasons with the Anaheim Ducks, Columbus Blue Jackets, Vancouver Canucks and Stars. MUIR: Brad Richards, Mike Richards biggest names in 2014 NHL buyout candidates