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09-09-2009, 12:35 PM
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If Demitra is out for 10 games the cap savings once he is put on the LTIR is, about 0.488M. You add that to about 1.567-1.6M in cap room the Canucks should have after they lose one of Lukowich/O'brien. Total cap room from these two moves, 2.05-2.09M. With Hodgson, and Schneider (no cuts to the defense made) making the team, the Canucks would be currently about 1.415-1.448M over the cap. If Raycroft is the backup, they would be about 0.931-0.964M over the cap. Either way the Canucks get under the cap assuming Demitra misses 10 games.
There is no cap savings for injured players.
Injured players continue to count against the salary cap until such time as team bumps up against the Upper Limit and then a team is entitled to temporarily exceed the Upper Limit by the amount that the LTIR player's salary exceeds the cap. Once the player is to return to the active roster from LTIR the team must come into compliance and the exception disappears.
Here is it is from the CBA FAQ at NHL.com:
A Club's payroll will include all salaries, signing bonuses and performance bonuses paid to players. Except in the case of bona fide long-term injury (injuries that sideline a player for a minimum of 24 days and 10 games) to one or more of a club's players, Club payrolls will never be permitted to be below the minimum or in excess of the maximum. Clubs at or near the upper limit that have players who incur a bona fide long-term injury will be entitled to replace up to the full value of the injured player's NHL salary (even if such salary would result in the club's team salary exceeding the upper limit). The "replacement salary" will not count against the club's upper limit but will count against the League-wide players' share. Upon return of the injured player, the team must come into immediate compliance with the requirements of the payroll range.
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