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Waiver eligibilty of Gustafsson/others?
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07-14-2011, 11:27 PM
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I just read a recent blog by Meltzer where he focuses on the language in the CBA regarding interpretation of waiver eligibility...and he concluded that Erik Gustafsson will be subject to waivers this year due to him having signed at age 21 and already having played 80 professional games (77 AHL 3 NHL)
Could some of the CBA geeks here review this, for lack of better word, claim? It would suck to have to decide 12 days before the season would start on who that 7th d man is going to be. If Gus and Bart are both indeed eligible, then unless we carried 8 d-men, one of them would probably fall to the waiver wire (Bart I'm guessing)
So if that is truly the case, the Flyers should have had some foresight to've avoided this blunder, and held Gustafsson to 79 games.
He was signed at 21, so he was waiver exempt for 80 professional games.
EDIT: Not at all sure of my above statement.
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