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06-14-2011, 04:06 PM
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Originally Posted by BigFatCat999 View Post
So if a player is bought out he can re-sign with the original team for a lower price?
Originally Posted by Marc the Habs Fan View Post
I think only for the season after, not the upcoming one. The Coyotes bought out Nokelainen last summer and re-signed him a few weeks ago.
Originally Posted by LadyStanley View Post
And the reason for that prohibition is that it would be considered a cap circumvention.
There are no restrictions in the CBA against a team buying out a player and then re-signing them within a year.

There was a restriction on the Compliance Buy Outs immediately after the Lockout (where a team could buy out players with no future cap hits) - they were prohibited from reacquiring the player (by re-signing, trade, or waivers) for the duration of the '05-'06 League Year.

That said, if a team bought out a player and then resigned the player, that COULD trigger an investigation for Circumvention - especially if it can be reasonably shown, even by circumstantial evidence, that there was some agreement between the team & player prior to the buyout to re-sign.

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