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05-28-2010, 12:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Call of the loonie View Post
Sorry to bump an old thread, but this thread is referenced in the stickied CBA FAQ thread.

I was hoping that someone could explain the status of the rookie bonus cushion for the upcoming season and beyond. It's my understanding that the CBA is extended on a year-by-year basis now which would effectively cancel the bonus cushion clause. Can anyone shed some light on this?
That is correct. The NHLPA has a unilateral option to extend the CBA into 2011-2012, in following seasons both the NHL and NHLPA have an option to cancel.

Here's a thread with more detail:

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