Thread: Player Discussion: Evgeny Kuznetsov Part 2
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06-28-2013, 07:11 PM
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Originally Posted by newfr4u View Post
re-entry waivers are eliminated altogether, but applied to O'reilly because of his RFA status under the old cba. now it's just return waivers which state that the player who has played outside of north america must go through waivers before playing in the NHL. there are no exceptions like re-entry waivers had.

so yeah, waiver rules would apply to Kuz.
Nope.

13.23 In the event a professional or former professional Player plays in a league outside North America after the start of the NHL Regular Season, other than on Loan from his Club, he may thereafter play in the NHL during that Playing Season (including Playoffs) only if he has first either cleared or been obtained via Waivers. For the balance of the Playing Season, any such Player who has been obtained via Waivers may be Traded or Loaned only after again clearing Waivers or through Waiver claim. This section shall not apply to a Player on the Reserve List or Restricted Free Agent List of an NHL Club with whom the Player is signing an NHL SPC or is party to an existing SPC with such NHL Club.

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