Thread: Confirmed with Link: Reilly Smith signed to ELC, assigned to Dallas
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03-25-2012, 06:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Stars99Lobo37 View Post
This is probably a really stupid question, but I have no idea so am asking. Can he play in the playoffs if we were to make it? I know Turco can't play for Boston but didn't know if this was different or not.
Sure he can. Turco can't play because he was a free agent. That rule is designed to stop situations where players sit out most of the season (think Niedermayer/Selanne) and then a club signs them late to load up just for the playoffs and get around what their cap hits would be otherwise.

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