Thread: Speculation: Tim Thomas may take the year off?
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06-01-2012, 05:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Turk 16 View Post
On a more boring note, does anyone know how a "year off" affects the mutual obligations under the contract? I assume it means the Bruins own his rights for the full term of the non-performed part of the contract if and when he returns?

And if that's the case, why is the cap hit incurred next year even if he doesn't play? Why wouldn't the hit be deferred as well?

Does the CBA cover this type of situation?

Thomas is on an over age 35 contract. The cap hit applies if he doesn't play, even if he retires.

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