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10-22-2012, 10:06 PM
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Originally Posted by NYRFAN218 View Post
Should have stated it but Hall IS eligible to play in the AHL. He's still on his ELC and the waiver rules state that at age 20 you either have to have played 160+ games or signed the NHL contract 3 years ago. Hall meets neither requirement so he can play in the AHL.

To use McDonagh as an example, he's currently 23. At 23 you either have had to sign your first NHL contract 3 years ago or play 60 NHL games, whichever comes first. McD has obviously played 60+ games so he's not eligible to play in the AHL.

Using Stepan now, same rules apply as McD except it's 70+ games now as he's only 22. Stepan's played 164 NHL games so he isn't eligible either.
You're correct about Hall--he's only played 126 NHL games (and signed his ELC at 18), so once he's healthy he can be sent to the AHL and play there for the rest of the lockout.

Stepan signed at either 19 or 20, is still on his ELC, but has played more than 160 games, so he's not exempt from waivers and could not be sent to the AHL for the lockout.

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