So if he reported to NYI, they couldnt trade him w/out him going back on Waivers? What sense does that make?
Originally Posted by MissNHL
If I were you, go back to the actual thread about the Nabakov deal and read through it. The CORRECT answer is in there because what was said above doesn't seem right to me either.
Article 13, Section 23 of the CBA:
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.
since Nabby played in the KHL this year, this applies. (conversely, this is why Forsberg didn't have to go through waivers; he hadn't played in any league after the NHL season started.)