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11-11-2011, 11:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Led Zappa View Post
You don't need a conditioning stint to be declared healthy and thus off IR. A player must actually consent to the loan. So, AIUI, they could simply declare him healthy, waive him and send him down and he starts playing for Worcester or gets claimed.
But to be declared healthy, you have to be checked out and approved by the team physician. I'm pretty sure it's not as clear-cut and easy as "declaring him healthy". No physician is going to say he's healthy when he's clearly not.
And there is no reason for McLaren not to consent. Last I checked, when a player is sent on a conditioning stint, he gets paid as if he were playing for the big-club. So he gets money and much needed play-time.

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