If that is true, than this, plus the fact that no one on these boards realized that O'Reilly would have been exposed to waivers, means that any CBA knowledge here should be taken with a grain of salt.
Well, I take anything said on forums with a grain of salt, which is why I was inquiring, but in fairness, the document is a over 400 pages of legal mumbo jumbo, so understanding the nuances of every situation is difficult.
I'm really happy for him, the worst thing possible IMO would be to come back and be banished to the checkers. We have no plans for him as an nhl'er, let him stay somewhere else. Nashville could be a perfect fit. All lines are essentially the same, just hustle and find a way to contribute. Good for him.