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07-15-2013, 08:31 PM
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Originally Posted by CBJBrassard16 View Post
How are Goloubef and Savard waiver eligible? Isn't it 30 games or something before you are waiver eligible?
I think it is a combination of age when you sign and how many game you played.

From what I can tell Savard signed as a 19 yr old in 2010. According to the CBA he is exempt for 4 yrs or until he plays more than 160 NHL games. In Savard's case that was the 2011-12 season. So so far so good. But then there is this:

ARTICLE 13 13.4-13.4
For purposes of Regular Waivers, the five (5) year exemption for an 18 year old
skater and the four (4) year exemption for a 19 year old skater shall both be reduced to three (3)
years commencing the first season that the 18 or 19 year old skater plays in eleven (11) NHL
Games or more. The next two (2) seasons, regardless of whether the skater plays any NHL
Games in either season, shall count as the second and third years toward satisfying the

So since Savard played in 31 games during the 2011-12 season,his exemption period was cut to three year, which would extend through the 2013 -14 season.

I would say he is safe from waivers this year.

But if someone else wants to take a crack at interpreting the CBA here's a link:


Waiver section is 13 starts on page 70 or so.

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