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10-01-2011, 04:44 PM
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Originally Posted by LiveeviL View Post
When I have you on the thread, what does it exactly mean when a player is released?
The term released is used to cover a range of actions. Technically it would be a player on a Professional Tryout contract or occasionally it is used for a player under contract who is waived with a view to releasing him or buying out his contract.

For a player under contract the proper term is assigned to another team - usually the AHL affiliate of the NHL team. Some have to clear waivers first before being assigned while others can be assigned directly. In the NHL contracts are guaranteed unlike the NFL.

BTW here is one of the best explanations that I have read regarding the issue of waivers.

Waivers 101: A Guide to the NHL Waiver Rules

Capgeek now has waiver calculator for individual players to determine if they are now waiver eligible.

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