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01-15-2013, 01:22 AM
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Originally Posted by GAGLine View Post
Only part of his cap hit counts against the cap. Anything in excess of the NHL minimum salary (currently 525k) + 375k. So 900k is saved by sending his contract to the minors, but the other 5.6 mil counts against the cap no matter where he is playing (or not playing in this case).
Originally Posted by Levitate View Post
The first $900k of salary is exempt from counting against the cap if the player is in the AHL. $6.5 mill - $900k = $5.6 mill
I started to think about this while trying to fall asleep last night and immediately it became obvious to me on my own and I realized this upon thinking about it further, so it all made sense.

Thanks to the both of you for clarifying.

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