NHL confirms teams can reacquire players taken in expansion draft
Don't sweat it if you are upset about who the Vegas Golden Knights plucked from your favorite team, they could still return.
NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly confirmed with TSN's Pierre LeBrun that teams can make trades with the Golden Knights to reacquire the players they lost to the club during the expansion draft.
Daly confirmed the league had to feel confident a deal between teams wasn't worked out prior to the draft in a bid to sidestep rules. However, there is still a rule in place that prevents any players traded in advance of the expansion draft from being traded back to their original teams before Jan. 1.
So, never say never.