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03-25-2013, 04:03 PM
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As for the putting him closer to UFA point raised in the prospects thread

From Buffalo's Grigorenko thread:
The fact both players played beyond the five-game limit that burned a year off their entry-level deals was, relatively speaking, consequential. But contrary to popular belief, the Devils and Sabres did indeed burn a year off the accrued seasons requirement for both players, meaning Matteau and Grigorenko will be eligible for unrestricted free agency one year earlier than they would have been if they were returned to junior before hitting the required amount of games.

NHL rules state that any player who is on the active roster for 40 games is awarded an accrued season, regardless of how many games the player actually plays. But has learned that because of the truncated season, that 40-game limit was pro-rated to 23.4 games to accommodate for a 48-game season. Matteau was on the roster for the Devilsí first 29 games of the season, 17 in which he saw action. Grigorenko was on Buffaloís roster for 27 games, playing in all but five of them.
So it would seem that he would need to be here for 24 games, with only 15 games left in the regular season the Jets would need to get to at least the second round of the playoffs with Trouba staying in Winnipeg the whole time in order to burn one of his RFA years.

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