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04-02-2012, 11:15 PM
Holden Caulfield
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Originally Posted by AndersUlfBobby View Post
Unless the Jets sign Austen to an NHL contract, he can't play for the IceCaps this season. According to the AHL clear day rules...

"Teams may also add signed draft choices and players signed to amateur tryout contracts, provided that their respective junior or college seasons are complete."
No, the IceCaps can just sign him to an ATO (Amateur Tryout Contract) as it states in your quote. Jets have no obligation to sign him, he just signs an ATO with St. John's and he is eligible for their playoffs.

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