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01-09-2012, 08:58 AM
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I am willing to bet you a large bottle of your preferred beverage that rads will be allowed to come back without waivers.
the reason is the intent of the rule is to keep teams from circumventing the cap by "hiding' a player in europe for part of the season and then bringing them back for the playoffs or a late season push.
Preds wont be punished when they didnt do anything wrong.
All it takes is one team wanting a scorer cheap or Don Fehr to raise a stink .... which is why this could get very interesting if Rads does choose to return this season. The wording is clear and there isn't a Radulov provision. If the league has a workaround on this one, great, but it has all of the potential to get ugly.
In the event a professional or former professional Player plays in a league outside North America after the start of the NHL Regular Season,
other than on Loan from his Club,
he may thereafter play in the NHL during that Playing Season (including Playoffs) only if he has first either cleared or been obtained via Waivers. For the balance of the Playing Season, any such Player who has been obtained via Waivers may be Traded or Loaned only after again clearing Waivers or through Waiver claim.
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