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08-29-2009, 08:28 PM
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Originally Posted by sharks junkie View Post
Sorry I wasn't clear in my original question.

Can a player be waived without having to pay his contract (i.e., not sent to the AHL) and not take on any cap hit that a buyout entails?
No. NHL contracts (like every major professional sports contract except the NFL) are guaranteed. All a team could do is buy out a player to reduce the actual dollars paid (but keep a partial extended cap hit) or waive/assign them and eat the full salary (but get rid of the cap hit).

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