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KDB and IB and others - a question about re-entry waivers

It was just reported that Ben Clymer, Washington Capitals, cleared re-entry waivers, but the team is keeping him assigned to Hershey (AHL).

If a player clears re-entry waivers and the team chooses to leave the player (on paper a recall and reassignment) assigned to the AHL team, is there a timeframe during which he could be recalled to the NHL team and not have to be put on re-entry waivers again?

Is it that until the player is on the NHL roster for 30 days (cumulative) or 10 NHL games, he would not have to clear re-entry waivers again? Or would he have to go through re-entry waivers again if the team had injury problems and wanted to recall the player at a later date?

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Interesting question - I haven't given that situation much thought before..

The 10 NHL games / 30 days on an NHL roster does NOT seem to apply in any way to Re-Entry Waivers - it is explictly for Regular waivers when loaning a player to another league.

Quote:
Originally Posted by CBA Article 13.2
13.2 The "Playing Season Waiver Period" shall begin on the twelfth (12th) day prior to
the start of the Regular Season and end on the day following the last day of a Club's
Playing Season. Subject to the provisions of this Article, the rights to the services of a
Player may be Loaned to a club of another league, upon fulfillment of the following
conditions, except when elsewhere expressly prohibited:
(a) Regular Waivers were requested and cleared during the Playing Season
Waiver Period; and

(b) the Player has not played in ten (10) or more NHL Games cumulative
since Regular Waivers on him were last cleared, and more than thirty (30) days
cumulative on an NHL roster have not passed since Regular Waivers on him were last
cleared.
Re-Entry Waivers are defined in Article 50.9(g).

Quote:
Originally Posted by CBA Article 50.9(g)(ii)
(ii) To the extent the Player does require Waivers to be Loaned to a
minor league affiliate, he cannot be Loaned or recalled without
first clearing regular Waivers, and then cannot be Recalled to the
NHL parent Club during the same League Year without also
clearing a new Re-Entry Waiver procedure
, pursuant to which the
Player can be claimed by another NHL Club for fifty (50) percent
of the contract's remaining amounts to be paid, with the balance to
be paid by and charged to the waiving NHL Club (both amounts to
be counted against each Club's Upper Limit, Actual Club Salary
and Averaged Club Salary, and counted against the Players'
Share); and
There is not any explicit time limit relating to Re-Entry Waivers, so it becomes a question of procedure. Does the wording "cannot be Recalled to the NHL parent Club during the same League Year without also clearing a new Re-Entry Waiver procedure" imply that Re-Entry Waivers are part of the recall process (ie is the player officially recalled from loan).

If it is, then the player would have to be loaned again and re-assigned to the AHL in order to keep playing in the AHL after Re-Entry Waivers - note that Regular Waivers would not need to be cleared again, since the player was not on the NHL roster for 10 games / 30 days. In that case, since he was loaned again, he would be subject to Re-Entry waivers if he is recalled a second time.

If it isn't (ie if Re-Entry Waivers can be asked without recalling the player), then it could be read that future Re-Entry waivers would not need to be cleared, since the player would already have cleared once , satisfying the "clearing a new Re-Entry Waiver procedure" requirement.

My best guess is the former - that Re-Entry waivers is part of the recall proces and that Clymer would need to be exposed to Re-Entry Waivers again to be recalled to the Caps.

edit: Then again, in the former case (ie he is recalled, clears Re-Entry Waivers, and is immediately re-loaned to the AHL), since he was exempt from waivers (under 13.2(b)) when re-loaned, the "To the extent the Player does require Waivers to be Loaned to a minor league affiliate" may not apply - in that case Clymer would NOT be subject to Re-Entry waivers again until he was recalled an exposed to Regular Waivers again - making the 10 game /30 days a de facto requirement.


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