Thread: Injury Report: 2011 Injury Thread
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03-25-2011, 12:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Blane Youngblood View Post
It's not questionable at all. It's basically how the rules are setup.

Think about it, you are allowed to go over the cap while someone is hurt, so you can sign a replacement but to bring a player back, you need to get under the cap with them in the lineup, i.e. you need to either keep the player off the roster, or send their replacement down. The Canucks are choosing to keep the injured player off the roster.
Given that, couldn't we have had a few more guys "go down" prior to the deadline and stay on LTIR until playoffs? We'd have a pretty stacked roster. I'm sure if we did that, the league would intervene. The point is, this is in a sense salary circumvention, so technically it's against the rules. Keep in mind, salary circumvention isn't clearly defined in the CBA, so it's essentially how it is perceived by the league, and then decided specifically by an arbitrator.

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