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10-06-2003, 11:34 AM
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Originally Posted by dawgbone
Actually the Oilers get first right of refusal. When you pluck a player off the waiver wire, and then try to send him down, the team you got him from gets to decide whether or not they want him back.

Basically, it is as a benefit to the players. Generally if you are sent to the minors, you don't earn the same amount of money, so if you are sent down another team can pick you up off waivers and use you for their team. But if you get sent down again, you are no better off than before, hence your original team gets the choice of whether or not they want you back.

I heard an interview on Friday with Kevin Prendergast and he basically said the same thing. The Oil have first dibs on him.

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