NHL teams receiving more information on potential expansion draft

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More information on the NHL's prospective expansion draft, which could take place as early as this time next summer, have apparently been released to NHL clubs.

Here are a few of the latest conditions believed to have been provided to the teams, who must start making preparations for the potential introduction of a 31st franchise.

Via Sportsnet's Chris Johnston and James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail:

  • Teams will apparently be required to expose two forwards and one defenseman who play at least 40 games in 2016-17, or 70 games in the previous two seasons.
  • To prevent teams from hiding players on other rosters, those traded from Jan. 1, 2017 to Jan. 1, 2018 cannot be reacquired. More information on this is expected.
  • The expansion team will have to spend to at least 60 percent of the salary cap, and cannot buy out a player that season.
  • Players with no-trade and no-movement clauses for the 2017-18 season must be included on the protection lists.
  • The expansion franchise will be receiving the third-best odds to receive the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NHL Draft.
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