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02-11-2009, 04:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Irish Blues View Post
No ... because Auld had a 2-way contract and the AHL component of it had a $100,000 salary ... so he wouldn't have been subject to recall waivers. Even if his AHL salary had been in excess of $100K, he still wouldn't have been subject because he had logged over 180 pro games going into the 2007-08 season and thus would have been exempt from the restriction on minor league salary and compensation.
I wasn't aware that Auld was on a two-way deal.

He was NOT exempt from Re-Entry Waivers under the Veteran Minor League Player exemption - 320+ (180+ for goalies) professional (NHL, AHL, ECHL) games played and < 40/80 games on an NHL roster the previous year / two years. He played 94 games the previous two seasons (67 games for Vancouver in '05-'06 and 27 for Florida in '06-'07).

I had assumed that the UFA deal he signed with Phoenix in '07 was a one-way deal, and the fact that there were no Re-Entry Waivers (that I recalled) after the trade to Boston, led me to give weight to the interpretation of 50.9(g) that I posted above.

But the case of Melichar seems to give a definitive answer.

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