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01-09-2012, 11:42 AM
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Originally Posted by PredsV82 View Post
when this issue last arose, and it might have been on the main board, someone pointed out that there was a seperate provision in the CBA for AWOL players that would seem more applicable.

Im not sure that Fehr or anyone else would have any recourse... this seems pretty clearcut to be an NHL league office type decision.
What they pointed out is the provision that allows us to suspend him and retain his rights. Nothing in the CBA says how the two interact.

In the event a Player ceases to render his playing services called for under his SPC (except as a result of injury, illness or disability) during such period that he is in the Entry Level System, then during such non-playing period, the Player's number of years in the Entry Level System shall be extended for a period equal to the remaining unfulfilled portion of his SPC.
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.
The interaction of these two sections, along with Ufa's performance, all come into play if Radulov becomes our "trade deadline" deal.

It's still a bit early to guess who we target since very few teams have gone into rebuild/sell mode. Anaheim says everyone but two are available, but, I doubt they move more than one or two. The Oil and Isles have a ton of young talent that they probably hold on to. Carolina and Calgary have a few physical d-men that would look good on our second pair.

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