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from Bob McKenzie of TSN,
The CBA will continue to be tweaked whenever the NHL and NHLPA agree an adjustment is necessary. One of those adjustments will be the mass shuttling of players back and forth between the NHL and the minors. There's nothing preventing teams from shuttling players for the purposes of saving a few bucks on the salary cap and teams like the Vancouver Canucks, as an example, have been doing it all season long. But the NHLPA didn't like it when the Columbus Blue Jackets, as an example, sent down a half-dozen players en masse to the minors for a few days because the NHL team wasn't playing for the better part of a week. The NHL apparently agrees with the NHLPA on this one and sources say some restrictions on mass shuttling will be introduced by the league in the very near future. What's likely to happen is that the league will insist an NHL roster of 23 men not dip below a certain number of players, which would prevent a team from mass shuttling during a soft spot in their schedule.
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