The Kessel File-Volume 2 - Phil Wants Out of Beantown
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09-09-2009, 12:58 PM
Join Date: Feb 2002
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Does the players salry come off when he is put on waivers, or after he has been claimed or sent down?
Claimed or unclaimed, sent down or not, all of that doesn't matter as to the outcome.
As soon as the 24 hour waiver wire time period ends his salary comes off the books.
Boston could toss say Michael Ryder on waivers making $4 mil, and after 24 hours waiver wire time passes his $4 mil could be used and applied to match Kessel offer sheet.. Then Boston places Kessel on long-term IR until he returns and if Ryder goes unclaimed (which is likely as not many teams are going to be in a position to pick up a 2 year $4 mil contract due to their own Cap room issues), then Boston simply re-inserts him into the line-up as the sub/recall for the injured Kessel and while Kessel is out, Ryder's contract does not count against the teams Cap as CBA allows you to replace injured players without Cap consequences at a lower salary.
Not until Kessel is ready to return do Bruins have a issue when they want to play both Kessel and Ryder at the same time.
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