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01-03-2013, 09:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Prongo View Post
I believe you can buyout an injured player. When buying out a player after a season, they only get portion of that contract, and only portion of it counts on our cap. IIRC

Now they get all their money, and it doesn't count. They are different buyouts. One is a compliance buyout, and the other is just a buyout.,wp7432

The inability to buy out an injured player means that Drury's full $7.05 million charge will remain on the Blueshirts' summer cap, which can exceed the 2011-12 season cap by 10 percent. Under terms of the CBA, the captain will have to report to training camp in September for the team physical. If Drury fails, as would be expected, he would qualify for a long-term injury (LTI) exemption when the season begins and the roster is set.
But in order to gain the full value of the $7.05 million exemption, the Rangers would have to go that far over the cap. In other words, if the cap is $62.5 million (an estimation before it is officially established by June 30), the team would have to get to $69.5 million (including Drury) before the season-opener in Stockholm to reap the full LTI benefit.

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