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12-03-2009, 09:46 PM
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Originally Posted by nyr__1994 View Post
I believe this is correct, the only need to put a player on LTIR is of you need the cap space to replace the injured player. A player on LTIR does not have his cap hit reduced, it only allows the team to exceed the cap due to the injury.
True, but isn't this the same for the team? That is, if Dubinsky is out for half the season, the team can exceed the cap by half of Dubinsky's cap hit.

Is there some way to interpret the rule to say that the team can only exceed the cap WHILE Dubinsky is out? If so, wouldn't that be a little difficult to manage?

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