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02-17-2011, 12:43 PM
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Originally Posted by opendoor View Post
There is and Emergency Recall provision in the CBA, but I'm not 100% clear on the ins and outs of it. Seemingly, you just have to fall below 12 forwards, 6 defensemen, or 2 goalies and you can call up a player without subjecting him to waivers. Bieksa's injury gives the Canucks only 5 healthy defensemen on the roster, so you'd think they could recall Parent on an emergency basis; however, if that was the case, I can't see them calling up Oberg first.

Again though, I'm not totally clear on the rules. I'm not sure if you're obligated to first call up non waiver eligible players before invoking an emergency recall, or what. Hopefully someone with a better handle on the Emergency Recall rules will chime in.
I used to think Emergency Recall worked like you described it, but I found out that it only applies to juniour players. So, it would work if we wanted Sawyer Hannay, but otherwise we're SOL.

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