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09-24-2012, 04:59 PM
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Originally Posted by WartracePred View Post
Can these guys playing overseas leave their European teams if/when the lockout is lifted? Can they just pack up and leave mid-season to get back to the Preds?
The NHL has a transfer agreement in place with every professional European league (AFAIK). Once the lock out is lifted their NHL contracts should take precedent. Any team signing an NHL player has to do so knowing that it's a temporary thing, and the contract itself should reflect that with an out clause of some sort.

Of course, that's just me assuming.

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