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09-11-2012, 07:12 AM
Ohio Jones
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Originally Posted by Ville Isopää View Post
The GM's option has been the time to bring them back after they played their next pro game - i.e. a player would not forrcibly be moved back to your roster if he returned to hockey.
As an example Paul Ranger was moved to the prospect list once he had a full season of not playing in the NHL. And we've had retired and euro players every year on those FA lists.
And as for Öhlund he was and still is injured, so he's in the same situation as Marc Savard, etc.
Bummer. Doubly so for Tampa, of course - we both might have bid differently in free agency had we realized, and God knows he needs the help icing a complete roster...

Oh well.

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