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04-09-2013, 12:25 PM
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Originally Posted by mouser View Post

- Soderberg is eligible to play in the NHL this season because the Bruins held his rights as of the most recent draft.
- The new CBA allows teams to sign players they have rights to mid-season [e.g. ROR] without going through the Euro entry-waivers [e.g. Nabokov]
- As Soderberg is age 25+ he is not in the entry level system and thus not subject to the rookie limits on the # of years and max salary he can sign for.
How do they own his rights, given that it's way after his draft and he never signed a NHL contract prior to this? Is there some obscure rule related to the fact he was drafted before the 04-05 lockout?

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