Thread: Player Discussion: Mats Zuccarello-Awesome Part II
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05-15-2013, 12:11 AM
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I hadn't heard of anything on this, do you remember the source for this?
I dont have a link, but they made special transition rules due to the shortened season.

Normally, a category 6 UFA (like Zuke would have been), requires having played less than 80 NHL games over 3 years (i think it was). Zuke got to 68 games by the end of this regular season, and needed 12 playoff games to remain an RFA.

But they cut 11 games off that rule for the transition period, so one playoff game put him "over"

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