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by Paul on 09/26/12 at 09:52 AM ET
from Kevin Allen of USA TODAY,
When Shea Weber signed an offer sheet from the Philadelphia Flyers, it included a $13 million signing bonus that he received once the Nashville Predators matched. He'll miss out on $1 million in salary while locked out.
Zach Parise and Ryan Suter each got a $10 million signing bonus from the 13-year, $98 million deals they signed with the Minnesota Wild.
According to CapGeek.com, Buffalo Sabres defenseman Tyler Myers received a $10 million bonus this summer while New York Rangers center Brad Richards ($8 million), Buffalo Sabres defenseman Christian Ehrhoff ($5 million) and Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman James Wisniewski ($3 million) received bonuses during the summer on deals signed in 2011.
Injured players will also get paid during the lockout, and the New York Rangers' Marian Gaborik (shoulder surgery) will draw on his $7.5 million salary until he's cleared by team doctors to play.
Boston Bruins center Marc Savard ($6.5 million) and Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger ($7.2 million) could get paid all season as they recover from concussions.
All players will at least have some cash flow in October because the league will return most, if not all, of each player's escrow payments from last season.
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