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12-23-2012, 06:14 AM
Darren Peng
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Originally Posted by WalterWhite View Post
Found this in Hockey Canada's Rule Book:

Rule 10.8 Offsides

Situation 20
When a penalty is over, the Penalty Timekeeper should open the penalty box door. Even though the player coming out of the box would be off-side, the fact that he may wait until the puck crosses the blue line to come on the ice would not change the fact that he is still offside. As soon as the Penalty Timekeeper opens the penalty box door, the player is considered offside.

I don't know if this still applies to regular benches, but it would make sense if it did.
I don't think the same applies. Penalty benches are a special scenario because as soon as the door is open the penalty has expired and the player becomes active regardless of whether his feet are on the ice or not.

It seems odd that a penalty box would be in an offside position though

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