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07-31-2008, 08:46 AM
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It also includes a very cheap Kopecky, and we have no idea when his knee will be ready. Virtually any call up to replace him will have a bigger cap hit.
Kopecky can start the season on LTIR. That means the Wings can exceed the cap by whatever the difference is between the cap maximum and their payroll (let's say they have $300K of space), they'd gain another $200K by having Kopecky on LTIR. However, they'll have to clear room when he comes back.