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02-02-2012, 03:39 PM
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Originally Posted by mouser View Post
They can't throw it out. Would need to either get him on the roster towards the end of the season to let the year burn, or somehow assent to his playing on "loan" in Russia. I'm doubtful they can take the second option because I believe the Preds would be required to put him through waivers before he could he "loaned" to the KHL since he's no longer waiver exempt.
Radulov only has 155 NHL regular season and playoff games ... not the 160 required for exposure to waivers ... and with his never ending ability to find issues that the CBA never envisioned - his suspension under 9.1(d)(iii) may or may not put the years on hold. With the way a "year" is defined in article 13, Radulov should be waiver exempt with just two "years".

It would be difficult to maintain any form of intellectual integrity and claim he was on "loan" this year without saying he was loaned for the previous three seasons. If they pull of the trick of saying he's on loan, they can bring him back without waiver exposure during the season ... if he's not on loan, he has to clear waivers.

Maybe Ufa will make a deep run in the playoffs and Radulov won't get the chance to come back until the off season and avoid the CBA nightmare.

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