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05-04-2012, 05:40 PM
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LyricalLyricist
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Originally Posted by Talks to Goalposts View Post
You can leave the CHL for the AHL early if you went to the CHL after being drafted. If you are drafted from the CHL directly you cannot go the AHL until 20. So Tinordi (drafted from USNDTP) could have gone to the AHL this season but Grigorenko and Galenchyuk (CHL) cannot next season, while european league picks like Forsberg are AHL eligible right away.

Nationality means nothing here, its all about league status. If a Canadian went to the SEL for his draft year and got selected he could go straight to the AHL for example.
So if Grigorenko came over a year after he'd be allowed to leave earlier? I thought it applied in general to import players.

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