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02-04-2011, 06:58 PM
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Originally Posted by barrytrotzsneck View Post
You're correct. We have to PRAY that Lombardi plays again, or else we're on the hook for every penny of that 3 year contract, unless he were to retire(unlikely), and we're unable to "replace" him, because contractually, he's still on the roster and payroll.
"Retirement" isn't even an option here. If Lombardi is in fact unable to keep playing due to his concussion(s) then he would file for Career Ending Disability (brain injury) and he would be entitled to his remaining contract. I'm a little unsure as to whether this is counted as a cap hit or a one time payment separate from the cap structure and I can't find the answer in the CBA. He's going to get his full contract money no matter what and the Preds don't have any recourse since it's a non-insurable injury for him. Whether it's the cap hit or "real money" for a disability payout it's still not a good situation.

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