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07-16-2008, 11:01 PM
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Originally Posted by braindead View Post
I don't think that he can admit it and still collect the salary. You could argue that he shoud "do the right thing" and retire but I think he would argue that the team took that risk when it signed the contract and paid for the insurance. I can't say that I blame him.
Contracts in the NHL are guaranteed. If Sullivan retired due to injury, he would still receive his full salary. The Predators would receive whatever portion of the contract that they had insured and Sullivan would receive money from any insurance policies that he or his agent had taken out in the event of a career ending injury.

Typically, most NHL disability insurance cases that I'm familiar with have had a set number of games (25-30) that a player would be allowed to play before that injury would be considered a pre-existing condition and no longer eligible as a disability to claim in the event that the player retired after the set number of games.

Honestly, it is for this reason that I really don't think Sullivan will return.

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