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10-01-2013, 01:26 AM
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Originally Posted by ThePresent83 View Post
I'll just throw this question in here because it doesn't deserve it's own thread or anything. In a situation like Omark had when he left for Europe, or Hartikainen, at what point does the NHL team lose their rights. I know they held Omark's while he was gone, and I assume they still hold Hartikainen's should he want to come back. I just don't really understand how long you have a Europeans rights if he leaves the NHL.

As long as the players are RFAs, the team can keep offering qualifying offers every year to retain their rights.

RFA status lasts until a player is 27 or has 7 years of NHL experience.

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