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11-21-2005, 02:50 PM
Release The Lehner
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Originally Posted by Havlat9
Yes, it is my understanding that Hamel would normally have to clear waivers. I don't know however if an emergency recall is made (i.e. to replace an injured player - Smolinski) whether a player still has to clear waivers or not - I believe so but I'm not positive. If another team were to claim Hamel they would have to pick up $225K in salary for the year and Ottawa would have to pay the other $225K for the year. I don't think anyone would claim him off waivers, but we'll see.

Actually, the Sens website says that Hamel is "scheduled to be called up"...maybe that does mean he has to clear waivers? Or maybe we're planning to claim Koltsov off waivers from Pittsburgh?

As to why Hamel is being called up instead of Eaves - Hamel makes $450K whereas Eaves makes $942K - I'm sure that's the reason.
I've been trying to figure all this waiver business out.

If Hamel makes less than 75K in the AHL is he subject to re-entry waivers which would allow other teams to claim him for half the price? I thought that if you were under 75K you didn't have to go through re-entry waivers, so we aren't in danger of paying his 225K split salary. Otherwise what's the point of the whole 75K rule?

Does Hamel make an AHL salary of 75K or less?

I also don't think any GM would be assholish enough to claim Hamel off waivers in the event of an emergency callup but you never know. Seriously there should be some kind of injured list / emergency call up rule that lets you bypass waivers.

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