Thread: Injury Report: 09-10 Canucks Injury Status
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12-18-2009, 02:15 PM
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Originally Posted by AlbertaNucksFan View Post
Does the Conditioning stint not count within being on the IR(as in not having the salary anyways)
Grabner is currently on IR (not LTIR).

Players on IR (even LTIR) count against the cap (i.e. there are no cap savings for injured players) - they do not however count against the 23 man roster.

If a player is on IR only he must first be placed on the roster and then sent for his conditioning loan per CBA 13.8 where his cap hit continues and he is part of the 23 man roster. Note a player does not have to clear waivers even if normally required for this type of conditioning loan.

As Grabner is not waiver eligible so he can be assigned directly (not a true conditioning loan) and his cap hit comes off the books and he never has to take up a roster place. He would then be paid his minor league salary. This would be the same as any other non-waiver player being assigned.

The Canucks could also retroactively put Grabner on LTIR and send him on a LTIR conditioning loan per CBA 13.9. In that case his cap hit continues, he continues to be paid his NHL salary and he does not go on the 23 man roster. The Canucks could also ask for an extension of this type of conditioning loan.

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