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03-01-2013, 01:15 PM
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Originally Posted by LyricalLyricist View Post
According to Mckenzie it changed in the new CBA. In old CBA, yes he would have to. In new CBA if a player is on your RFA list, he is exempt from this procedure. Since Colorado held his rights he doesnt need to go through waivers.
Thanks.. I thought that was the case at one time.

Edit: Here's a quote from the article in the OP explaining it..

Because O’Reilly spent the last three years in Colorado, he’s not viewed as a free agent who is joining a NHL team from Europe midway through the season. As a result, he does not need to clear waivers before suiting up for the Avs again.

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