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09-11-2004, 09:24 AM
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Originally Posted by L.I.RangerFan
If I remember correctly, the waiver rules apply to the age of the player signing his first NHL contract and playing in the NHL.

Blackburn was 18 years old when he signed/played, so he would have 6 years or 80 games, whichever comes first.

IMO he is exempt.

Did some more research:

http://www.nhlcbanews.com/cba/article13.html




So Blackburn played more than 11 games in his "18" year. That means that his waiver exemption is reduced to 4 years or 80 games. IMO still exempt.
Yeah, that's where the confusion lies...if he is 21 now, is it the original 80 games that still apply, or is it now the 60 games that now apply. The CBA is not clear...

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