Brad Richards NOT being bought out
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06-29-2013, 07:41 AM
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Everything you've written here is 100% wrong.
First, LTIR is for long term injuries during the season. If he has a career ending injury, yeah, we can place him on LTIR every year for the last 6 years of his contract (which still isn't ideal). But he doesn't need a career ending injury. All he needs to do is be injured during the small buyout window in 2014. If he gets hurt next year and needs surgery in the summer, we won't be able to buy him out.
Second, if we give him a regular buyout in 2016, his cap hits for 2017, 2018 and 2019 would be 6.5
Do you (or anyone else) have the actual wording on what constitutes an 'injury' for purposes like this? With buyouts happening directly after the season is finished, it seems likely that most players will have 'aches and pains', how serious does the injury have to be in order to not allow a buyout?
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