Monday, October 6, 2008

Oystrick is waiver-eligible

Per Section 13.4 of the 2005 CBA, any player 25 years and up is subject to waivers. The waiver period is 48 hours, during which time any of the 29 other teams can claim the player. If the player clears waivers, he can then be assigned to the minors.

Oystrick is 25 years old, therefore he falls into this category.

(Edit to fix age to 25, not 26)

NHL opening rosters are due to the league on Wednesday, Oct. 8.


Josh Pifke said...

Nathan turns 26 in December. He is only 25 right now. Does the rule go into effect no matter when during the season you turn 26?

Holly Gunning said...

You're correct and I have fixed both. I believe the CBA ages are all as of Sept. 15.

More people reading the CBA is good, as it's not very straightforward in parts.