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04-07-2013, 06:32 PM
Holden Caulfield
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Originally Posted by Marc the Habs Fan View Post
Does spending time on IR count as an accrued season towards UFA?

I ask because the Flames just recalled Baertschi.

He's played 10 games for the Flames this year. He spent 11 games on the injury list.

I know the definition of an accrued season this lockout shortened season is 23 games on the ''roster''. Not games played.

If IR time counts, then the Flames are burning 1 of their 7 years of control on Baerstchi as soon as 2 games go by. Which means he could be a UFA at age 26 instead of 27.
I believe that that doesn't matter, since Baertschi is not a teenage aged player. Despite his 2011 draft year, the fact that he was a late birthday means that this is his 20 year old year anyways. So in reality they are not burning a year, since he only has 7 years of RFA status left.

mouser can you confirm that? Ages is my weakest point of CBA understanding (evidenced by my recent Trouba mistake which mouser pointed out on the Jets forum).

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