Thread: Injury Report: Atkinson placed on injured reserve
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01-28-2013, 02:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Columbus Mike View Post
So if there isn't going to be a call up, what's the point of putting him on IR? Does his salary count differently against the cap (which I don't think is an issue)? Does insurance cover some salary?
We have no potential cap issues and LTIR is where I think insurance kicks in. No, I see no other benefit than opening up a roster slot. It's probably preemptive housekeeping. There is no harm in doing it, so I don't see any issue.

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