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09-14-2004, 11:56 AM
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Won't some players be paid (i.e. injured players with contracts?)...also I was reading that some players will be able to play in the AHL. They have been changing the requirements to play in the AHL this season, not sure what the latest are.

Edit: Here is an article on some Ranger players who apparently will sign AHL contracts once a lockout is announced to be able to play there.

A tacit agreement between the NHL and NHLPA that will allow a small group of players to effectively circumvent pre-lockout waiver requirements means that Rangers such as Jed Ortmeyer, Jason LaBarbera, Blair Betts and perhaps Jamie Lundmark will open the season in Hartford under AHL contracts, The Post has learned.

Those aforementioned players ordinarily would have been required to clear waivers in order to play in the AHL during the lockout that will be announced by Gary Bettman following an NHL Board of Governors meeting tomorrow in Manhattan. But with the knowledge and approval of both the league office and the union Ortmeyer, LaBarbera and Betts are among players in similar situations around the league to have already agreed to AHL contracts under which they will receive their previously-agreed upon, two-way, minor-league salaries. Because the players are under NHL contracts, these AHL contracts cannot be signed or registered until after the lockout goes into effect on Thursday.

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