Thread: Confirmed Signing with Link: 2012 NHL Free Agents List
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06-18-2012, 11:18 AM
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Interesting. He was still under contract for next year and he would have been on one-way deal next year. I didn't know team can get rid of contracts this way.

Was this some kind of mutual agreement between team and a player? Otherwise why don't Rangers do this for Redden for example?
I believe it is a mutual agreement thing or a case where the player is breaking/planning to break his contract. For instance, I can remember Pittsburgh wanting to assign John LeClair to the AHL and he didn't want to go and team and LeClair came to a mutual agreement and released him. Another incident from earlier this season was Philadelphia had let Joonas Lehtivuori return to Finland in 2010-11 but were anticipating him returning for Training Camp last year (Even had him listed on their TC roster). When Lehtivuori failed to show up for camp, the Flyers put him on waivers and had his contract terminated.

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