L.A. Kings granted salary-cap relief by NHL in wake of Slava Voynov case

Here’s the news release from the NHL:

“NEW YORK (NOVEMBER 21, 2014) — The National Hockey League announced
today that the existing terms of its suspension of Los Angeles Kings’
Player Slava Voynov will be continued indefinitely.

“However, in light of the uncertain and potentially extended period of

time that the legal process may entail, the NHL and NHLPA have agreed to
permit the Kings to replace Mr. Voynov’s Salary and Bonuses pursuant to the
Bona Fide Long-Term Injury Exception under the terms of the NHL/NHLPA
Collective Bargaining Agreement.”

What it means is the Kings are now free to make roster moves they couldn’t make because they were right up against the salary cap. They can recall players from the minor leagues, in other words, without going over the cap. Adding players and their salary is no longer an issue.

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