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02-16-2012, 08:25 PM
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Originally Posted by I Will Son View Post
Hasnt this been discussed a million times. Radulov doesnt have to go through waivers!!
Actually ... there is nothing definitive one way or another. He is suspended under Article 9.1(d)(iii) of the CBA which may or may not allow him back into the league this season. All it clearly does is allow the team to suspend him and keep him under the Entry Level System while he is failing to honor his NHL contract.
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.

Unless Article 13.23 gets in the way and exposes him to waivers ...
13.23 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.
Just as there was nothing in the NHL/KHL agreements that covered his departure while under contract, there is nothing in agreements between the leagues or CBA that covers his return to the NHL during a season. It's nothing but speculation about how conflicting portions of the CBA will interact IF Radulov decides to return.

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