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09-22-2011, 10:06 PM
Holden Caulfield
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Originally Posted by Tachycineta View Post
I honestly don't believe this to be true. Once you start the time clock, it continues, even if you send a player back to Juniors for his 19 year old season.

The most recent example of this is Luca Sbisa, an 08 draft pick of the Flyers, drafted out of the CHL. They rushed him into the league as an 18 year old where he played half the season. They returned him to juniors.

He was part of the Pronger deal. Anaheim returned him to juniors after 8 games in 09-10.

He played full time with the Quacks in 10-11 and finished his standard 3 year EL contract. He signed a 4 year extension that starts now (worth 8.7 million bucks) through the 2014-2015 season.
Good call, that was the one I was unsure of. I am usually very good at these types of things I do alot of reading, but that was one case I was not sure of. I cannot believe I forgot about this happening to Sbisa, it's pretty rare situation a player makes it at 18 full-time then not 19.

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