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Explanation Of A Salary Situation

Many Detroit fans have emailed me asking for an explanation to the following. As we all know, Jiri Fischer is not playing right now, and there has not been any recent news if he will play again. The question many KK readers have is why is his salary still counting against the cap? Isn't there some type of relief or consideration for a situation like this? I sent an email to Bill Daly, Deputy Commissioner of the NHL and he was kind enough to respond.
Right now, the player is being paid, and thus his salary counts against the cap as required by the CBA. But the situation is being reviewed internally as to whether he can/should receive some other treatment by agreement with the PA
It is good to see this situation is being reviewed and when I get an update on this I will inform KK readers. added Saturday July 8th 11:18am, via the Detroit News,
But NHL rules allow a team to put a player on a long-term injury list and replace the value of his salary. However, the Wings might wait until they're at the cap before putting Fischer on LTI to allow them to exceed the cap by as much as his $1.4 million salary.

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