NHL teams receiving more information on potential expansion draft
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.
- 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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