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03-01-2013, 01:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Blizzard6411 View Post
Russo wrote this morning that if the Avs had not matched Calgary still may not have ended up with ROR cause some twist in this meant he had to go through waivers? Calgary would have still lost those picks though.

Can someone explain why he would have had to go through a waiver period?
Per article from sports net it has to do with ROR playing two games in Russia after the NHL season started, he was a free agent so he would be in the group of Nabakov etc and thus would be subject to waivers to play for a new team in the NHL. However because he was on colorado's roster he would not have to go through this.

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