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12-07-2012, 11:59 AM
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Originally Posted by bananaz View Post
O'Reilly is currently a RFA and therefore his rights are still held by the Avs. As far as I know, O'Reilly or his agent would have to inform managemet of his intentions of signing with another team/league, even in a lockout scenario.
The only thing being an RFA effects is his ability to sign with other NHL teams. Since he doesn't have a contract with Colorado, he doesn't have to tell them anything. Just like he wouldn't have to tell them if he got up quit hockey and got a job as a janitor. The KHL is just another job for him, he is not required to tell Colorado anything.

Although he probably did because he lost likely wishes to return.

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